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Canadian Professor Accused of Making False Claims of Indigenous Ancestry Resigns

Canadian Professor Accused of Making False Claims of Indigenous Ancestry Resigns

“To have an impostor who is speaking on behalf of Métis and Indigenous people to the country about literally what it means to be Métis … that’s very disturbing and upsetting and harmful”

Do you think anyone will ask Elizabeth Warren for comment on this? If not, why not?

The College Fix reports:

Canada’s fake ‘Indigenous’ professor resigns

A Canadian professor whose claims of Indigenous ancestry were found baseless has resigned from employment at the University of Saskatchewan, according to a June 1 news release from Preston Smith, dean of the College of Medicine.

Carrie Bourassa (pictured) taught in the department of community health and epidemiology and ran an Indigenous community health research lab at the university, the CBC reported.

Bourassa had claimed to belong to three Canadian Indigenous peoples, according to the Star Phoenix, the daily newspaper of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

However, an October 2021 CBC investigation into Bourassa’s genealogy found no evidence of Indigenous ancestry and traced her lineage back to Europe and the United States.

Janet Smylie, a family medicine expert at the University of Toronto and a member of the Métis nation, told the CBC that she confirmed Bourassa’s non-Indigenous identity through her own research.

“To have an impostor who is speaking on behalf of Métis and Indigenous people to the country about literally what it means to be Métis … that’s very disturbing and upsetting and harmful,” Smylie told the news outlet.

Bourassa had claimed that the Métis leader adopted her into the community at age 20, telling her that he had researched her ancestry and found group heritage, the Phoenix reported.

But the leader died before she saw the proof he claimed to have found, Bourassa said.

“When I was very young, I knew I was not a Caucasian person. I knew there was something very different about me,” Bourassa claimed.

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Comments

daniel_ream | June 5, 2022 at 2:29 pm

There’s only so much White Guilt money to go around, can’t have anyone diluting access to that pool.

For those not aware, this kind of scalp hunting is very common up here. Accusations of “not being really Indian” are a common way of attacking rivals in the academic/non-profit/grant-seeking sectors. It works because there’s been so much admixture between the natives and the incoming settlers over the centuries that a DNA test is the only way to be sure. I once knew a band member who inherited her mother’s pale skin and red hair.

Unlike Warren, at least this lefty fraud had the decency (or incentive) to resign.

Warren is a unrepentant fraud and political hack. And living in MA, I am qualified to say so.

henrybowman | June 5, 2022 at 4:29 pm

““When I was very young, I knew I was not a Caucasian person. I knew there was something very different about me,” Bourassa claimed.”

Are you sure it wasn’t that you had been born with the wrong plumbing?
Or was it the wrong decade for that explanation?

The world is full of crazy people who know there is something very different about them.

So his Eurasian ancestors flew or took a boat more recently than those that walked across the Alaskan land bridge.

He’s just as “indigenous”.
It’s only a question of how many generations.

henrybowman | June 5, 2022 at 9:39 pm

But wait!
It’s perfectly Progressive to identify as another race!
Progressive websites tell us so!
Uh oh! Freak fight!

Perhaps she could convince Senator Lie-a-Lotta to follow suit…

If people can choose their sex (a fundamental biological reality), then they should also be able to choose their race. After all, the Progressive Bible says that race is just a “social construct.”

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