No matter how I try and cut this I am just not happy. I downloaded a little free youtube soundtrack and started to flesh out a trailer. This is just some photo work with a little explanation of the trip that I am planning May 2017 with my kids and their reluctant mother. Thought it best to just push this one out and give birth to this podcast episode and future ones. I guess podcast #3 will be submitting my paperwork to the Alberta Metis Association so that I can become a certified Metis. But wait what if I am rejected. Then what amI not a Metis? What happens to my identity that I have wrapped myself with for the last 50 years. Dam, I better get excepted. I will try and film as much of this as I can. From driving in to handing my paperwork over to the appropriate staff.
There is this little island that drive by every time I go into or return from Calgary or anyplace west of Canmore for that matter. It has had a Canadian flag on it for the last 3 or 4 years. I always thought it would be a cool place to place a Metis flag. It is next to the transcanada hi way and at the gates of Banff national park. Hundreds of thousands of people drive by this place every year. The flag may create awareness of the Metis culture for a few who see the flag and wonder what it is or who does it represent. If it directs a hundred people to read the Metis Wikipage that has to be a good thing, right?
It has also occurred to me that it may create some controversy which also has to be a good thing. So we will see over the next little while is anything comes of this act. For my part this is all I want for my share of the land claims. This little island. That’s just for me not everybody else. So for all the broken promises made to my family down to my parents give me this island and we will call it even. Really is that so much one tiny chunk of rock by the hi way. There isn’t any buildings on it or anything. Come on Canada give me Metis Island and we will call it even.