I am a white woman of Irish, Scottish, English, and Welsh descent. My children — now adults, with one deceased) were all fathered by an Indigenous man. I could not even begin to count for you the number of times I have been asked, while with my children, if they were my foster children or if I was a social worker.
When I bother to explain that they are my children, that I was pregnant with them and give birth to them, save my stepson, there is always some silence followed typically by no small amount of incredulity.
The attitude in Canada towards our indigenous people has never been a healthy one.