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From: "D. O'" <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] Translation Please
Date: Sun, 8 Nov 2009 19:42:30 +0000
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That might be the accepted interpretation now for the word Metis, but not in 1696. Racism wasn't the issue that it is today; I don't think we can interpret history by current day standards.



Cheers!

Doreen

> From:
> Date: Sun, 8 Nov 2009 13:05:12 -0500
> To:
> Subject: Re: [Q-R] Translation Please
>
> Dear Listers,
>
> Sorry, but I had no idea Wikipedia would be seen in such a gobble-di-gook
> manner. In any case,
> look Metis up on Wiki and you'll find that the Metis are certain Canadian
> aboriginal groups (First Nation
> peoples) who are also partly of European origin.
>
> The reference to being half black seems to be an incorrect racist remark in
> the record.
>
> Rev Barbara J
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