Metis author Alexandria Anthony has written a book exploring her Metis ancestry and her quest to reclaim it. According to Anthony, "This is a very personal journey for me and so many others. My Metis heritage and culture was stolen from me, I spend half my life not knowing who I was. I was filled with so much anger and a total loss of identity . The stigma of shame runs deep like a river and if not stopped will fill up an ocean called the future. For half of my life I was culture and heritage void. I lost out on so much, I was a Metis person hiding in plain sight and did not know it. This book for me is an attempt to exorcise shame and to regain my lost identity. We must embrace who we are and where we come from and preserve our heritage for the future generations. The Metis River of Shame must be dammed up so our children can truly embrace who they are. We are Metis Proud and Strong".
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A collaborative effort of members of the Ojibwe and Metis communities