Canada’s indigenous health expert Carrie Bourassa loses job when ancestry claims prove false

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  1. Lil Mike

    Lil Mike Well-Known Member

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    Another Fauxahontas!

    Canada’s indigenous health expert Carrie Bourassa loses job when ancestry claims prove false

    She’s Sitting Bulls-t.

    A Canadian medical researcher who rose to become the nation’s top voice on indigenous health has been ousted from her government job and her university professorship — after suspicious colleagues investigated her increasingly fanciful claims of Native American heritage and learned she was a fraud.

    Carrie Bourassa, a public health expert who served as scientific director of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health, was suspended on Nov. 1, five days after the state-owned Canadian Broadcasting Corporation published a lengthy expose on her background.

    Far from being a member of the Métis nation, as she had long claimed, a laborious trace of Bourassa’s family tree revealed that her supposedly indigenous ancestors were in fact immigrant farmers who hailed from Russia, Poland, and Czechoslovakia.

    She might have gotten away with it too, but she went overboard.

    It started to unravel in 2019, when she appeared in full tribal regalia — draped in an electric blue shawl, with a feather in her partially braided hair — to give a TEDx Talk at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon.

    “My name is Morning Star Bear,” she said tearfully as the crowd cheered.

    “I’m Bear Clan. I’m Anishinaabe Métis from Treaty Four Territory,” she proclaimed as she described an impoverished childhood beset by violence.

    What explains the desire for some white people to pass themselves off as another race? Mental illness or cynical career climbing?
     
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    Weird how even though we are deeply steeped in "White Supremacy", nobody tries to pass as "white" they instead try to pass as "oppressed POC".

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    She's as white as a well digger's ass.​
    The whole racist Oppressor/Oppressed crap makes me sick.
    What is Gender Appropriation?

    https://hotair.com/jazz-shaw/2021/11/28/the-canadian-elizabeth-warren-n431706
     
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    modernpaladin Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Victimhood has become a status symbol.

    When can I be a victom of not being victimized? ...lol
     
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