Pretendians

What do some of the most prominent and successful Indigenous artists, leaders and professors have in common? They aren’t Indigenous. There are hundreds of cases of Indigenous identity fraud that we know about, and likely thousands that we do not. So why do these so-called “pretendians” do it? How do they pull it off? And what happens when they are exposed? In each episode of this riveting new podcast series, co-hosts Robert Jago (Kwantlen First Nation and Nooksack Indian Tribe) and Angel Ellis (Muscogee (Creek) Nation) reveal unbelievable stories of audacious fraudsters and investigate the complex phenomenon of Indigenous identity theft.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

https://www.canadaland.com/shows/pretendians/

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 29m. Bisher sind 25 Folge(n) erschienen. .

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 9 hours 56 minutes

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episode 2: Pretending in Prison


Marvin "Casper" Ouimet was your ordinary terrifying Hells Angel mob boss until he was sent to prison for conspiracy to commit murder. That's where he declared himself to be Indigenous. The prison asked no questions, and granted him access to a special program for Native inmates, in which prisoners get private cells, spiritual guidance, better food and ultimately – reduced sentences...


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episode 1: Interview with a Pretendian


Why do people pretend to be Native? Hosts Robert Jago (Kwantlen First Nation and Nooksack Indian Tribe) Angel Ellis (Muscogee (Creek) Nation) begin their journey by asking one directly – and he's not just your average imposter: "Grand Chief" Guillaume Carle is the king of the Pretendians, a French Canadian who made a small fortune creating his own fake wannabe First Nation and issuing phony Indian Status Cards to thousands of other identity thieves...


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Coming Soon: Pretendians (Official Trailer)


What do some of the most prominent and successful Indigenous artists, leaders and thinkers have in common? They aren’t Indigenous.  


From major universities, to the halls of power, to Hollywood, there are people claiming to be Indigenous in the interest of power, money, and status. There are dozens of outrageous cases of Indigenous identity fraud that we know about, and likely thousands that we do not...


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Audacious fraudsters and Indigenous identity theft - introducing Canadaland’s latest show


Thunder Bay host Ryan McMahon pops in to tell you about a new podcast you’re going to want to know about – launching right here on May 14th.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


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 April 16, 2024  1m
 
 

Introducing COMMONS: Work


Labour has undergone a seismic shift over the past decade. 


The rise of gig work and temp agencies have made employment more precarious than ever. In the interest of profits, companies are turning more and more towards temporary foreign workers and international students for minimum wage jobs. And even for those with seemingly secure employment, wages and benefits continue to be squeezed. 


One thing seems clear: workers are getting screwed...


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 March 6, 2024  2m
 
 

episode 2: Post-Mortem, Part 2


Ryan McMahon and Jon Thompson team up with Cherise Seucharan for the conclusion to Post Mortem, a two-episode dive into the connection between the police, the coroners, and the canary in a coal mine for death investigations across the province...


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 November 20, 2023  36m
 
 

episode 1: Post-Mortem, Part 1


For over five years, Canadaland has been investigating Thunder Bay, Ontario. Specifically, we have been trying to figure out why there were so many unanswered questions around the deaths of Indigenous people in this one Ontario town.


We have looked at the cops. The schools. The courts. The  government. The people in the town itself. But we never looked at the coroners and the forensic pathologists who are a central part of death investigations...


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 November 13, 2023  39m
 
 

The End of Canadaland


Support us now! Click here: canadaland.com/join


The first episode of Canadaland was published ten years ago today. If we were to announce this is the last episode of Canadaland, no one would be surprised.


Journalism in Canada is in a fight for its life. You can have an impact. Head to canadaland.com/join to become a supporter today. 


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 October 5, 2023  16m
 
 

(Ratf****r) Chapter One: The Klondike Papers


Meet David Wallace, political fixer and dirty tricks operative. 


After a career in the shadows, he’s turned whistleblower, leaking his files and sparking a conspiracy theory...


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 October 31, 2022  37m
 
 

Introducing our new series: Ratfucker


confessions of a dirty tricks operative


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 October 27, 2022  0m
 
 
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