Queen’s releases report, accepts seven recommendations addressing Indigenous identity fraud

Queen’s University has released a report that includes seven recommendations to address Indigenous identity fraud. The report follows a pledge that Queen’s made in 2021 to review how it assesses Indigenous identity claims. All seven recommendations in the report have been accepted by Queen’s, including the implementation of a department of Indigenous studies; recommendations around who can be considered qualified for a teaching position meant for an Indigenous person; and the rejection of affiliations with the Ardoch First Nation, which is a non-status community. Queen’s Principal Patrick Deane stated that the university will establish an Indigenous Oversight Council to work on an approach to Indigenous identity, which will be an Indigenous-led process. Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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