Distorted Descent

White Claims to Indigenous Identity

Auteur/ Illustrateur / Sous la direction de : Darryl Leroux

Distorted Descent examines a social phenomenon that has taken off in the 21st century: otherwise white, French-descendant settlers in Canada shifting into a self-defined “Indigenous” identity. This study is not about individuals who have been dispossessed by colonial policies, or the multi-generational efforts to reconnect that occur in response. Rather, it is about white, French-descendant people discovering an Indigenous ancestor born 300 to 375 years ago through genealogy and using that ancestor as the sole basis for an eventual shift into an “Indigenous” identity today.

University of Manitoba Press
DateISBNCode BISACThémaDroits disponibles
20199780887558467HIS006020, SOC031000, SOC021000
LangueFormatDimensionsPrixNombre de pages
AnglaisBroché6 x 9C$27.95 $ CA296