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Her Personal Twitter
https://twitter.com/tzorihou

Her personal website
https://tzorihou.wordpress.com/

^both currently active
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"Pretendian Country Today" is a subscription portion of Indianz.com - they are featuring an expose on "… two Pretendian figures …".

https://indianz.substack.com/p/from-cheyenne-royalty-to-federal

Part of it is visible to non-subscribers. Two photos and several links in there:

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From Cheyenne royalty to federal informant to 'tribal member'

Or, how to exploit #MMIW for financial gain

This is the first part of a Pretendian Country Today series into Rain Bear Stands Last. It’s gonna be long!

The Indian internet lit up on the afternoon of Friday, July 1, 2022. And it wasn’t because y’all were getting ready for the Fourth of July — powwows, fireworks and all.

Instead it was an episode of Dr. Phil that got people talking. A rerun — no less — of a show that originally aired in November 2021, during National Native American Heritage Month.

But with Indians watching TV at home (or maybe watching at work? no judgment here!), this replay of a program about the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women started making the rounds, with many seeing it for the first time.

Well that means it’s time for Pretendian Country Today to spill the tea about a “tribal filmmaker” and his spouse, both of whom played a role in getting one of the biggest shows on the air to focus on an issue that Indian Country has been talking about since the dawn of colonization on Turtle Island.

So if you want to learn more about two Pretendian figures — Rain aka Rain Bear Stands Last aka Serle Chapman aka Serle Lovell Chapman and Sara Atiqtalik aka Sarah Ann Gilbertson aka Sarah Mathuin aka Sarah Anna Mathuin aka Sara Anna Mathuin aka Sarah Chapman — and their fascinating journey from the United Kingdom and into Indian Country, all with the help of the U.S. Department of Justice and tribal and taxpayer dollars, you’re gonna have to keep scrolling.

Paid subscribers only!
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On June 2, 2022 this subscription article was published:

https://indianz.substack.com/p/what-a-hoax-pretendian-professor

I quote the first part of the article, visible to non-subscribers:

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'WHAT A HOAX': Pretendian professor slithers away

Carrie Bourassa couldn't even spell one of her claimed Native nations

[Sparks' note: Click article link to watch image "Bourassa’s presentation slide at the top of the Substack"]

Dr. Carrie Bourassa, a Pretendian professor who promoted herself as “expert” on Native health issues in Canada, is no longer employed at the University of Saskatchewan, according to a statement released on June 1, 2022.

“The purpose of this communication is to advise Dr. Carrie Bourassa has resigned from employment at the University of Saskatchewan, effective June 1, 2022,” Dr. Preston Smith, Dean of the College of Medicine, said in the statement.

Bourassa claimed to be Metis from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Anishinaabe from Treaty 4 Territory and Tlingit from the Yukon. Too bad none of it was true.

In fact it was so untrue that Bourassa could barely spell one of her claimed Native nations! Yes, this so-called expert told audiences that she was “Tlinglit” — which is not how Tlingit people in Canada or the United States refer to themselves. Ever.

Lest someone out there think Bourassa’s presentation slide at the top of the Substack was some sort of typo or temporary slip-up, it was not. She even described herself as a “Tlinglit/Anishnabe Metis mother” — in a book she herself edited. At least she was consistent with her Pretendianism!

Read on for more. Paid subscribers only!

The italicized and bolded phrases are clickable free links in the original.
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"Pretendian Country Today" is a subscription portion of Indianz.com - they are featuring an expose on ". . . two Pretendian figures — Rain aka Rain Bear Stands Last aka Serle Chapman aka Serle Lovell Chapman and Sara Atiqtalik aka Sarah Ann Gilbertson aka Sarah Mathuin aka Sarah Anna Mathuin aka Sara Anna Mathuin aka Sarah Chapman — and their fascinating journey from the United Kingdom and into Indian Country, all with the help of the U.S. Department of Justice and tribal and taxpayer dollars . . ."

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Research Needed / Re: Animist Arts
« Last post by Sparks on July 04, 2022, 01:33:53 am »
… Larissa Kaul (trained by Jai Medina at The Balanzu Way School of Shamanic Arts, who also has a thread on NAFPS).

Jai Medina is here: http://www.newagefraud.org/smf/index.php?topic=5222.0
[Jai Medina — Two-Spirit Shamanic Healing]
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Research Needed / Re: Gail Tremblay
« Last post by Diana on July 03, 2022, 11:10:54 pm »
I looked at both sides of Gail Tremblay's family and got as far as the early 1800s, 1813, 1812, 1814 and 1826. All of Father's side are French Canadian immigrants. I wouldn't be surprised if Gail Tremblay was fluent in French. Her mother's side are all from Connecticut and Massachusetts. There are some early ggggrandparents from New York and one ggggrandfather was an immigrant from England. There no way this person is even remotely Indian.
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Research Needed / Gail Tremblay
« Last post by educatedindian on July 03, 2022, 06:15:03 pm »
Got a request about her. The genealogy research below isn't mine, passing it along.

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She's claimed some variation of "Mi'kmaq and Onondaga" for 40 plus years. This is prominent in her bios as artist, poet, academic (currently at The Evergreen State College in Olympia WA).

The buzz at Evergreen is that she is not who she claims she is.

Tremblay appears to be highly regarded as an artist and poet.

When she teaches, some of her abrasive nature is excused by students with a version of "that's just how strong Native women are". She also is seriously visibly disabled, her ongoing medical challenges are not stabilized (she screams in pain sometimes in class, she does not have adequate caregivers etc.), my guess is this also makes folks less likely to question her.

Her main gallery rep is Froelick Gallery in Portland OR. Once they were notified about the Indian Arts and Crafts Act the only changes they made:

from "Gail Tremblay  (Mi'kmaq and Onondaga)"

https://web.archive.org/web/20200601134140/https://froelickgallery.com/artists/53-gail-tremblay/overview/

to "Gail Tremblay is descended from Onondaga and Micmac ancestors"

https://froelickgallery.com/artists/53-gail-tremblay/overview/

But she doesn't even have descent.

She was born 15 Dec 1945 in Buffalo NY. 1950 federal census she, sister, parents are all listed white, as are her paternal grandparents living next door. No one else in her family ever identifies as anything other than white. Census, vital records, military, obits, society news - all white.

Her claims in media and artist bios since about 1980:

"Onondaga Indian"

"Onondaga, MicMac and French Canadian descent"

"Iroquois/MicMac/French/English"

"father's father was of the Onondoga tribe, her father's mother was of the Mic Macs in Nova Scotia"

"Indian artist of Onondoga, MicMac heritage"

"Onondoga, MicMac, Canadian descent"

"member of the Onondaga and Micmac nations of upstate New York"

"Native American artist of the Micmac tribe (mother) and Iroquois/Onondaga (father)"

"member of Onadoga tribe"

"Gail Tremblay (Mi’kmaq and Onondaga) is a contemporary artist, educator, and Indigenous Elder"

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In 1996 for an art installation piece she included an "army blanket she was issued as a freshman at Haskell Indian College in Kansas".

Parents:
Roland G Tremblay 1917 - 2013
Leela Mae Young 1923 -

Paternal grandparents
Peter Ernest Tremblay 1886 - 1957
Maria B Demers 1887 - 1977

maternal grandparents:
Walter Frederic Young Sr 1898 - 1979
Rae Mildred Holcomb 1896 - 1952

At least 4 generations of this family, no sign of descent, heritage, or of membership in a Nation.

Gail Tremblay's past stories/teachings for media read oddly primitive, sorta pan Indian. Signs of her adjusting her claims perhaps to keep up with times and deflect questions.

Her art pieces go for big $$$ https://froelickgallery.com/artists/53-gail-tremblay/works/

Along with selling through Froelick Gallery, she is active as an artist in other shows including https://froelickgallery.com/news/164-gail-tremblay-featured-in-a-group-exhibition-at-subversive-media-materiality-power/

Her current faculty page https://www.evergreen.edu/directory/people/gailtremblay has no claim but it used to read "Onondaga and Micmac ancestry"
https://web.archive.org/web/20201228031425/https://www.evergreen.edu/directory/people/gailtremblay

She is listed "(Micmac/Onondaga)" on The Evergreen State College Longhouse page https://www.evergreen.edu/longhouse/staff-and-advisory-board

Keep this in mind:

"In order to be considered Onondaga, your line MUST be enrolled by 1875, as all those considered legitimate were already tracked. Also, enrollment/membership in the Onondaga Nation is based on MATRILINEAL descent. In other words, the mother must be an enrolled member in order for the children to be enrolled. Keep in mind that our records list ONLY members. If an enrolled Onondaga man married a non-Onondaga woman, the names of the wife and the resulting non-enrolled children DO NOT APPEAR in our records

As an additional point of information, too often we receive inquiries from individuals who erroneously believe they descend from the “Iroquois Tribe”."

https://www.onondaganation.org/aboutus/genealogy-inquiries/

Sent in info to Indian Arts and Crafts Board https://www.doi.gov/iacb/should-i-report-potential-violation

Gail Tremblay is English and French Canadian. Yet she has represented herself as Native for at least 40 years as a working artist, poet, someone to interview about Thanksgiving, and as a teacher.
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Etcetera / Re: Kumaré - The True Story of a False Prophet
« Last post by Sparks on July 03, 2022, 02:15:08 am »
Freely available on YouTube (1:21:40): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMXAhYRLBuQ

However, that version is dubbed into German, which might be a deterrent to many?

That video is no longer available. However, I found another full-length version (1:24:15) with original English soundtrack and Portuguese subtitles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xu2z2CGVxQ

Also worth reading and watching: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kumaré

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXUzG6YKuvo
[Kumare Official Trailer #1 (2012) - HD Movie] (2:04)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1EaNYbzMS0
[Kumaré: A True Film About A False Prophet | TIME] (4:55)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnYNTfEfRdc
[Vikram Gandhi: The Power of Believing in Something | WIRED 2012 | WIRED] (13:29)
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Frauds / Re: Daniel Foor
« Last post by Sparks on July 03, 2022, 01:11:31 am »
Daniel Foor in new thread: http://www.newagefraud.org/smf/index.php?topic=5605.0 [Animist Arts]:

… Dare Sohei (originally trained by Daniel Foor who is listed as Fraud on here) …

It should be noted that Sohei came out against Daniel Foor, yet has set up their own business that's clearly similar to Foor's Ancestral Medicine in it's focus on ancestor work and "animism" (a term of course originally coined as pejorative against indigenous people).

They seem to use a lot of social justice rhetoric. Daniel Foor does the same thing now, continuing his plastic shaman "animism" business with a social justice twist. It seems that if you sprinkle in buzzwords like "decolonization", then you get a pass. When Foor was outed on here for his plastic shaman lineage, he distanced himself from his original teacher.
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Research Needed / Re: Animist Arts
« Last post by Sparks on July 03, 2022, 01:07:32 am »
… Dare Sohei (originally trained by Daniel Foor who is listed as Fraud on here) …

It should be noted that Sohei came out against Daniel Foor, yet has set up their own business that's clearly similar to Foor's Ancestral Medicine in it's focus on ancestor work and "animism" (a term of course originally coined as pejorative against indigenous people).

They seem to use a lot of social justice rhetoric. Daniel Foor does the same thing now, continuing his plastic shaman "animism" business with a social justice twist. It seems that if you sprinkle in buzzwords like "decolonization", then you get a pass. When Foor was outed on here for his plastic shaman lineage, he distanced himself from his original teacher.

Daniel Foor's thread in here: http://www.newagefraud.org/smf/index.php?topic=2393.0 [Daniel Foor]
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