Brown face is one thing but this is a whole step up on the ladder of overt racism.
Let that sink in for a moment, they have the audacity to say that they are the “real” indigenous people, not the Mi’kmaq, who have called this region home since time in memoriam. Oh and not just in that region, but they are the only ones in the entirety of Quebec. And then to try to justify that, they say that “only descendants mixed with Europeans” survived, something that is not only historically false, but also insinuates some kind of genetic superiority over the actual Indigenous peoples of the region.
Yeah, there are many ways to describe just how ugly, offensive and deeply wrong that this is. And now one of their leaders is Elizabeth May’s candidate (and they even post a link to his campaign website on their website). Yes, Elizabeth May’s candidate is someone who is trying to negate the rights of the actual Indigenous people in Quebec and Atlantic Canada and trying to appropriate the name and culture of the actual Métis nation, all for his own personal gain. It’s disgusting, wrong and a serious slap in the face to Indigenous Nations across this land.