Opinion: Ethnic Fraud in Academic Institutions is One Strand of a Much Bigger Problem

Opinion: Ethnic Fraud in Academic Institutions is One Strand of a Much Bigger Problem

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The cases of ethnic fraud in academic institutions—mainly being reported in Canada—have started many conversations over how to prevent people from claiming an Indigenous identity that doesn’t belong to them.  While there have been a handful of high-profile cases, it’s not an issue that registers as a priority among many….

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Opinion: The Real Problem With Jacqueline Keeler’s ‘Alleged Pretendian’ List

Opinion: The Real Problem With Jacqueline Keeler’s ‘Alleged Pretendian’ List

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How can you tell if someone is Native American? You can’t.  Unless a person shares their background and history, appearance isn’t going to give anything away. Sometimes people exploit this by claiming Native ancestry. Sometimes family stories with no truth behind them run amuck. Recently, there’s been a lot of….

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