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Kevin Klein: A lesson learned on journey of Metis ancestral discovery

"Some things take on a life of their own and before you know it those with an agenda seize the opportunity and run with it. At that point truth is no longer the issue, it’s all about the agenda and a singular focus on tearing someone down. Such is the case with the matter about my mother’s family heritage," said Kevin Klein.

So much has been construed by others about my personal investigation into the possibility of having Metis ancestry that I’ve started to question whether truth is even attainable now. The fallout from my journey into my heritage devolved so quickly into a mission by the CBC to target me and dismiss my discovery as brazen political opportunism. But if truth is indeed the yardstick then the CBC’s characterization of me is completely offside.

I have stated previously that my journey to connect with my mother and her family history was a personal one. At no point did I ever intend to leverage any aspect about our family heritage for political gain. Ever since our mother was lost to us tragically I wanted to learn more about her in part because it helped me honour her.

Read more in the Winnipeg Sun, click here.


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