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Canada's Elizabeth Warren? A Top Indigenous Official Up North Leaves Her Job Because of This

Added 11-29-21 12:45:03pm EST - “'It’s theft. It is colonialism in its worst form, and it’s a gross form of white privilege,' one of her colleagues said.” - Westernjournal.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Westernjournal.com: “Canada's Elizabeth Warren? A Top Indigenous Official Up North Revealed as White Woman Lying About Heritage”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

However, unlike Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Bourassa — a university professor and one of Canada’s top indigenous health experts — played the role to the hilt.

According to a lengthy Canadian Broadcasting Corporation report last month, Bourassa in 2019 appeared at a TEDx talk wearing a shawl and traditional Métis tribal sash, holding a feather in her hand.

“My name is Morning Star Bear,” she told the audience, choked up with emotion. “I’m just going to say it — I’m emotional.”

The state-owned CBC’s report revealed that genealogical records reviewed by her colleagues show that Bourassa is white, as her ancestors were from Russia, Poland and Czechoslovakia.

According to The Washington Post, Bourassa on Nov. 1 “stepped aside as the scientific director of the Indigenous health arm of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, a government-affiliated agency.” The Post also reported that Bourassa was placed on leave from her job as a professor at the University of Saskatchewan as the university investigates her case.

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