Hi Gerald The native I have found in the Richer/Ritchie line is the one common to a large number od people of French Caandian descent. It was the first official marriage between a white settler and a native wife, that of Martin Prevost and Marie Manitouabewichin 1644. You can read the details on the following site: http://www.geocities.com/dnagws/huron_scout.htmlhttp://www.geocities.com/dnagws/huron_scout.html
Your descent from that marriage is:
Marie Manitouabewich 1625-1665 m: Martin Prevost 1611-1691 Marie-Therese Prevost 1665-1743 m: Michel Giroux 1661-1715 Anne-Thérèse Giroux 1690-1720 m: Jean-Baptiste Duprac 1689- François Dupras 1711-1715 m: Genevieve Maheu François Xavier Duprasm: Thérèse Giroux 1755- Marie Thérèse Dupras 1794-m: Jean-Baptiste Richer 1798- Jean-Baptiste Richer 1832-1910 m: Tarcille Deschamps 1830-1870 Amédé Richer 1863-1947 m: Victoria Cayer 1873-1950 Joseph Amédé Richer 1892-1979 m: Marie Léonide Richer 1898-1967 Omer Joseph Ritchie 1923-1993 m: Léona Lacosse 1928- Gerald Ritchie 1951-
That makes you about one-millionth part native - I don't know if that qualifies you for a metis card. Good luck!