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Why Calgary Isn't Métis Territory: Jigging Towards an Ethic of Reciprocal Visiting
Voth, DanielLoyer, Jessie
Though Métis people have had a long presence in Calgary and southern Alberta, their kinship within the Nehiyaw Pwat allied them against the Blackfoot Confederacy: as strangers politically and culturally, they remained as guests in this territory. For Métis people who live in Calgary who want to be good guests, the authors suggest an “ethic of reciprocal visiting” that emerges from Métis visiting culture, where Indigenous guests outside of their home territory are called to listen to their hosts as a dancer listens to the fiddler and adjusts their steps, engage in respectful non-interference, and be prepared for correction.
Oxford University Press