So we spent multiple generations and gathered from everywhere all the names we were known to call ourselves and how other people referred to us.
We then looked for all the research to prove that all these names meant we were not First Nations but were tied by kinship with the Original People.
We chose one name – Métis – that represented us all and had that name recognized by the government and included in the Constitutional Act.
Then, one group, representing a small portion within a delimited geographic area, took all the government money. They use it to campaign against people who shared everything: the names we call ourselves, the research to prove those names and the success in the recognition of the name.
That group trademarked the name Métis and also kept all the other names we called ourselves.
They tell you it’s about White people appropriating Indigenous identity.
This group, and EVERY SINGLE OF ITS MEMBERS are now Colonizers. Anyone who participates, promotes, supports their actions are COLONIZERS.