Métis Coffee Talk will feature another special edition with an academic presentation about Métis in Atlantic Canada. Focusing on understanding the history of Métis in Eastern Canada. Our feature interview is with Katie K. MacLeod who is a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at Dalhousie University.
Katie’s research interests lay in identity, ethnohistory, legal anthropology, memory, settler states, and colonialism, specifically within the context of Aboriginal and minority populations in Canada. Her current and past research focuses on the diversity and complexities of ethnicity and indigeneity in the Maritime Provinces. In particular, her research has explored the roles the increase in urbanization and industrialization among Acadians and the presence of Métis identities stemming from historic mixed-ancestry between the Mi’kmaq and the Acadians in the Maritimes.