Timmons returns Indspire award


Former Memorial University President Vianne Timmons has returned the Indspire award that she accepted in 2019. The news follows a CBC investigation into Timmons’ statements on her Indigenous identity and past membership in an unrecognized band. CBC reports that Timmons stated that she never claimed Indigenous identity and that she shared the story of her Mi’kmaw ancestry to honour her father’s wishes. Indspire spokesman Brandon Meawasige confirmed that Timmons had returned the award.

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