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HighKnoll 04-17-2002 01:19 AM

matte nation
I hope I spelled that right-

who are these people? they call them selves the Matte Nation. doesn anyone know anything about them. they look white(ish) all the reading i have done says they are whites from Qubec, Canada. half Huron to 1/16th Huron and they moved accross to form Manitoba..

Blackbear 04-17-2002 04:33 AM

Matte?? are you talking about Metis??

zeph 04-17-2002 11:28 AM

I think those that are only 1/16th Huron would be called Semi-Mattes. Unless of course, their other parent was a Gloss, in which case they're known as Satins.

tradishman 04-17-2002 02:29 PM

hahahaha....that was funny zeph!

Okwataga 04-17-2002 03:15 PM

pretty good zeph

oh but anyway haven't heard of this tribe.

HighKnoll 04-17-2002 06:16 PM

I think they're more along the lines of a bunch of white people to **claim** to be huron.. like their great great great great whatever was a huron princess of somehting..

ndnpride 04-17-2002 06:51 PM

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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