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University of Saskatchewan turns to Indigenous governments to root out identity fraud – CBC

by ahnationtalk on August 3, 2022176 Views

Aug 03, 2022

Status cards and the Métis Registry will determine who is eligible for Indigenous-specific positions

After months of consultation about how to stop “pretend Indians” from taking jobs and scholarships meant for genuine Indigenous people, the University of Saskatchewan has decided to rely on Indigenous governments to verify identity.

And that will mean a reliance on status cards and the Métis citizenship registry.

Both are controversial in some quarters.

Last fall, the university found itself in the middle of a national scandal after a CBC investigation found that Carrie Bourassa, a high-profile professor at the U of S who had claimed to be Indigenous, was in fact of entirely European ancestry. She subsequently resigned her position.

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