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Old 04-17-2002, 06:51 PM   #7
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Métis Nation

This nation originated in Canada. They are "mixed" blood Indians and formed their own tribal band called the Métis Nation . Do a search on "metis" and you'll come up with a lot of results.

There are many different ways to pronounce "Métis." The most common pronunciation in Ontario is "MAY-tee." or "may-TEE."
I've noticed people from Saskatchewan are more likely to say "mitiss", or MET-iss" or "mi-TISS. I have been warned that "mitiss," in one Northern Saskatchewan dialect, also refers to a portion of the human anatomy where the sun never shines.

During the First Ministers Conferences on Aboriginal Matters some people from the Maritimes pronounced it "May-Tay,"as if it were two words.

(Upper case is used to identify the most heavily accented syllable.)
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