Datapoint Michif/Distance contrasts in demonstratives

Inanimate demonstratives:
uuma (close)
anima (intermediate)
neema (distant)
uunhiin (plural, close)
anihi (plural, intermediate)
[neehi (plural, distal)]
The distal form is rare.

Animate:
awa (close)
ana (intermediate)
naha (distant)
ooki(k) (close, plural)
aniki(k) (plural, intermediate)
[neekik] (plural, distant)]

The distal forms are very rare.
If that one is counted as marginal, one could say that there is a two-way contrast, and that the intermediate forms also have a distal meaning.

Additionally, more emphatic forms exist, such as:

eekwanima 'foremenetioned'
eekwaniki (plural)

Values

Three-way contrast

Example 75-95:
uma li liiv
uma
this.inan
li
def.art.m.sg
liiv
book
this book

Source: Fleury 2007

Example 75-96:
li liiv anima
li
def.art.m.sg
liiv
book
anima
dem.inan.interm.sg
that book

Source: Fleury 2007

Example 75-97:
li liiv anima neetee
li
def.art.m.sg
liiv
book
anima
dem.anim.interm
neetee
over.there
that book over there

Source: Fleury 2007

Example 75-98:
Kwaashchipayin neema li shaan.
Kwaashchi-payi-n
??-MOVE-3
neema
dem.inan.dist
li
def.art.m.sg
shaan.
field
It goes beyond that field.

Source: Laverdure & Allard 1983: 41

Example 75-99:
Pi lii fiy anikik kiitipeeyimeewak Cinderella.
Pi
and
lii
the.pl
fiy
girl
anikik
those.pl
kii-tipeeyim-eew-ak
pst-order-3-pl
Cinderella.
Cinderella
And those daughters were bossing around Cinderella.

Source: Fleury 2007

Confidence:
Very certain