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Queen’s rejects nameless report alleging some college, employees faking Indigenous heritage – Kingston

Queen’s College in Kingston, Ont., is denouncing an nameless report circulating on-line, claiming some college and employees who establish as Indigenous are falsifying their heritage.

“We reject the nameless doc in query, which is deceptive and comprises factual inaccuracies together with some genealogical info of people named within the doc,” mentioned Mark Erdman, a Queen’s College spokesperson.

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The intense allegations, written within the type of a tutorial report, have been first printed Monday after which amended Thursday. It alleges six folks linked to the college haven’t any verifiable Indigenous lineage, regardless of publicly claiming that they do. The report consists of documentation and references to historic paperwork and databases that it alleges are proof of the allegations.

For the reason that report is nameless, International Information has not been in a position to independently confirm the analysis put into the report, nor has it been in a position to query the creators of the doc. Subsequently, these named or the precise allegations listed will not be included on this story.

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“Queen’s helps its Indigenous college and employees, and group companions and the communities to which they belong, and its Indigenous Council – all of which have been focused by these malicious allegations,” Erdman mentioned.

“The people recognized within the doc are welcome, energetic and revered members of the Indigenous and tutorial communities throughout the college,” Erdman continued.

International Information has not been in a position to attain most of these named within the report for remark however has made efforts to take action.

Erdman says the college is at present within the strategy of investigating the supply of the doc.

“(Queen’s) will take what motion it could deem applicable to assist these whose skilled reputations are being maligned,” Erdman completed.

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