Author Topic: Guillaume Carle, Confederation of Aboriginal Peoples  (Read 18559 times)

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Guillaume Carle, Confederation of Aboriginal Peoples
« on: September 23, 2020, 02:01:57 am »
DNA tests are a JOKE!  Here is a link to a Canadian DNA test that was given to a Chihuahua that showed the DOG was 20% Native American belonging to 2 separate tribes.  The DNA test did NOT pick up the fact that this was a DOG and it has more "Native" ancestry than Elizabeth Warren.

This is such an excellent investigation into fraud that I think it (and its subject matter) deserves to be a separate topic.

The Confederation of Aboriginal People of Canada has been mentioned only once before in the forum:

MCK sends letter to Indigenous Affairs denouncing Mikinak of Beauharnois & Confederation of Aboriginal People of Canada
The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke is prepared to work collaboratively with the Federal Government to determine a course of action that ensures the title and rights of the Mohawks of Kahnawà:ke are protected from the encroachment of fraudulent groups such as the Mikinak and Confederation of Aboriginal People of Canada," said Grand Chief Joe Tokwiro Norton. "We implore Canada to take swift and meaningful action to put a stop to these fraudulent groups before the situation grows any more contentious."

So go ahead and enjoy this 2018 investigation:
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Re: Heredity or hoax? About the Confederation of Aboriginal People of Canada
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2023, 09:07:54 pm »
So go ahead and enjoy this 2018 investigation:

The next day Kim TallBear commented:

Culture is more than genetic markers
TallBear said the case is egregious, but suggested all DNA companies are taking advantage of a growing curiosity in ancestry research — while neglecting complex questions around culture, race and government status.

DNA tests are not valid for determining Indigenous affiliation, First Nations or tribal identity, said TallBear. The tests don't satisfy the requirements for Canadian status or band membership.

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Re: Guillaume Carle, Confederation of Aboriginal Peoples
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2024, 01:58:10 am »
"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 First Nation and issuing phony Indian Status Cards to thousands of other identity thieves."

Police allege Carle was behind the creation of the Confederacy of Aboriginal Peoples of Canada (CAFC). The group created the CPAC card (Confédération des peuples autochtones du Canada) that claimed its holders would benefit from rights guaranteed to Indigenous people in Canada, particularly in matters of taxation and hunting, “causing monetary prejudice to users.”

The victims, who paid membership fees, were not only left with monetary losses, but also with what investigators termed “invalid fees,” such as initiation fees and other charges for use of the cards, police alleged.

The Sûreté du Québec said seven searches were conducted since the investigation began. Police seized documents related to these accusations plus firearms and ammunition that were not legally stored.

Carle faces several charges including fraud over $5,000, possession and use of forged documents, unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm without a licence, negligent storage of firearms and receiving stolen property....

....The leader of a self-described Indigenous organization that distributed fake Indian status cards is facing three sex-related charges involving a minor, court records show.

Guillaume Carle, 59, has been charged by Gatineau, Que., police with inviting or inciting a minor under 14 to touch a third party for a sexual purpose. He is also charged with touching a part of the body of a minor under 14 for a sexual purpose and for being a party to a sexual assault....

The charges were formally filed on Sept. 12, court records show. All three charges stem from incidents alleged to have occurred between March 1, 1988, and April 30, 1989, according to court records....

An investigation launched by Indigenous Services last fall into the use of fake Indian status cards has included interviews with three Mohawk communities and Canada's border agency, according to a document released by the department.

CBC News reported earlier this week on the Confederation of Aboriginal Peoples of Canada (CAPC) which provides members with cards the group's leader claims bestows the holders with Indigenous rights to hunt, fish, cross the border and obtain tax breaks for purchases. According to lettering on the cards, the holder is also entitled to "trans-border trade and mobility rights in North America."

How dog DNA helped expose a suspected tax scam involving fake Indian status cards
The cards have no legal standing but to the untrained eye could be mistaken for federal government-issued Indian status cards.

Indigenous Services's audit and evaluation branch contracted auditing firm KPMG in October 2017 to investigate the use of fake Indian status cards used to obtain tax breaks on purchases of goods, according to department spokesperson Martine Stevens.

A final report on the investigation is due by the end of the month.

KPMG was required to meet with the band councils of Kahnawake and Kanesatake, which sit near Montreal, and Akwesasne, which straddles the Canada-U.S. border about 120 kilometres west of the city, according to a statement of work document provided by the department to CBC News.

The statement of work document, titled Status Cards, also requested KPMG meet with the Canada Border Services Agency.

The document also stated that any employees of contractors or subcontractors involved in the investigation required "secret level" federal government clearance.

Cards have no legal status
Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott said Wednesday Ottawa takes the issue "very seriously" and has acted to stop the use of the fake cards.

"We were aware of many of the issues that were raised [in the CBC News story] and have already taken action against the group in terms of asking them to cease and desist the practices which have been troublesome," Philpott told reporters on Parliament Hill.

A federal government-issued Indian status card on the left, and a card distributed by the Confederation of Aboriginal Peoples of Canada on the right. (CBC)
The department's auditing branch asked KPMG to look into "anomalies or irregularities" involving the use of the cards and submit findings and recommendations based on the investigation, according to the document.

The Kahnawake police force, known as the Kahnawake Mohawk Peacekeepers, told CBC News they had seized about 100 fake cards from CAPC members attempting to score tax breaks on purchases ranging from appliances to vehicles....