Métis People

L-R: Agatha Garneau, Archange Garneau, Charlotte Garneau, Placide Poirier near Strathcona, Alberta - Metis - 1901
Metis family near Strathcona, Alberta – 1901

Métis people (aka Katipâmsôchik), one of the Aboriginal peoples in Canada who trace their descent to mixed First Nations and European heritage.

The Métis homeland includes regions scattered across Canada, as well as parts of the northern United States (specifically Montana, North Dakota, and northwest Minnesota).

The photo above is from the Facebook album, Métis people, old photos (Part 1), more photos here, Métis people, old photos (Part 2)

Choreographer Rulan Tanga identifies as Métis. Check photos of Rulan and her interview here.

Learn more about Metis people from the University of British Columbia 

George Nozuka (Japanese/White) [Canadian]

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Known as: R&B Singer-Songwriter (Won the Canadian Radio Music Award for “Best New Group or Solo Artist” in 2007; Brother of Justin Nozuka)

Music Videos: Talk to me, Last Time, Lie to me

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Steve Kariya (Japanese/Scottish) [Canadian]

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Steve Kariya (Japanese/Scottish) [Canadian]

Known as: Professional Hockey Player (Won the 2004-05 Veli-Pekka Ketola trophy; Brother of Paul Kariya)

Played for: Vancouver Canucks, Ilves Tampere, Espoo Blues, HPK Hämeenlinna, JYP Jyväskylä, Frölunda Indians

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Jessica Lucas (Black/White) [Canadian] …

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Jessica Lucas (Black/White) [Canadian]

 

Known as: TV & Film Actress

 

TV: “Melrose Place”, “Edgemont”, “Friends with Benefits”, “Life As We Know It”, “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”, “90210”

 

Films: “Cloverfield”, “She’s The Man”, “The Covenant”, “Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son”, “Amusement”

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Kreesha Turner (Scottish, German, Afro-Jamaican, Chinese) [Canadian]

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Kreesha Turner (Scottish, German, Afro-Jamaican, Chinese) [Canadian]

 

Known as: Award Winning R&B/Pop Recording Artist

 

Music Videos: Don’t Call Me Baby, Rock Paper Scissors, Dust In Gravity (w/ Delerium), Bounce With Me, Lady Killer
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Jay Manuel (Italian, Czech, South African Cape-Malay)

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Jay Manuel (Italian, Czech, South African Cape-Malay) [Canadian]

 

Known as: Make-up artist, fashion photographer, and model

 

TV: “America’s Next Top Model”, “Style Her Famous”, “Canada’s Next Top Model”, “The Tyra Banks Show”

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Amanda Marshall (Black Trinidadian/White Canadian)

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Amanda Marshall (Black Trinidadian/White Canadian) [Canadian]   Known as: Pop-Rock Singer Music Videos: Let It Rain, Dark Horse, Birmingham, Beautiful Goodbye, If I Didn’t Have You 
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Rae Dawn Chong – Daily Multiracial

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(Chinese, Scottish, Afro-Canadian, First Nations (Cheeroke)) [American (born in Canada)]   Known as: Film & TV Actress (Daughter of Tommy Chong)   Movies: “Quest for Fire”, “The Color Purple”, “Commando”, “Soul Man”, “Beat Street”, “Cheech & Chong’s The Corsican Brothers”   TV: “Wild Card”, “Mysterious Ways”, “Melrose Place”, “St. Elsewhere”
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Toronto Sun: Multiculturalism Trudeau’s gift to Canada

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“There are officially only three countries in the world that use multiculturalism as a social policy. These are Canada, Australia and Britain.”
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Shannon Kook-Chun – Daily Multiracial

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(Chinese/South African Coloured) [South African/Canadian]   Known as: Actor (Zane Park in “Degrassi: The Next Generation”; “Baxter”, “Durham County”) 
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