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Indian Blood: M Tis and Half-Breed Heritage

indian blood: He had consumption and he knew he only had a few months to live, recalls Mary Lou Parker, according to Toronto Star. He told me we had Indian blood in us, which made us M tis. He was laying on the chesterfield in the living room of their Yarmouth, N.S., home, his body ravaged by tuberculosis. Some eastern M tis have tried to claim Indigenous rights through the courts, fuelling a perception that the Aboriginal newcomers are so-called rights grabbers. But she was warned never to reveal her half-breed heritage, as it was then called, for fear of being shunned. Dreamstime The 12-year-old felt proud of her Indigenous roots. ( As reported in the news.