I am aware, Renee, and so do I.
My grandmother was a Doucet from Wedgeport, whose great-grandmother was a Robichaud, with a Corporon mother. It is through this last family that come my connections to the same Pinets and the Native wife of Philippe Muise d’Azit.
But the difference is that while I accept these people as my ancestors, I am not leading the charge to brand every family in my tree as being of Metis heritage, as are some. Just because one person (or in this case, two) were Natives does not make everyone who descends from them fully-Native as well. I believe the fraction rule still applies here: 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, etc. By the time we get to this day and age, for many of us in this situation, if but a few drops of Native blood are present in us at all, it's a minor miracle.
And while these Native ancestors are present in the lineages of many folks from this area of Nova Scotia (and elsewhere), the families into which they found their way through marriage were French and Acadian in origin, and should rightly be described as such (as French Acadian, with Native American connections, of course).
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