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zeppelin123
05-27-2008, 12:28 PM
I have done research on Métis culture in Alberta for my MG novel and can't find any information on this specific topic.

I know that in some other First Nations cultures it is considered disrespectful for a child to look an adult in the eye but I am not sure about the Métis.

Thanks for any help,
Laura

L M Ashton
05-27-2008, 03:10 PM
I have an Albertan Metis friend I can ask for you if you like. :)

zeppelin123
05-28-2008, 10:48 AM
That would be great.

Thanks,
Laura

L M Ashton
05-28-2008, 03:30 PM
I asked yesterday about two minutes after I posted the message above, but I haven't heard back yet. I'll let you know as soon as I know anything. :)

Oh, wait, I have a friend who I think might have worked as a schoolteacher in a Metis community. I'll ask her, too.

L M Ashton
05-31-2008, 03:52 PM
Sorry, I haven't heard back from either of them. :( I'll let you know if that changes.