Author Topic: Heredity or hoax? About the Confederation of Aboriginal People of Canada  (Read 16996 times)

Offline Sparks

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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.   

https://newsinteractives.cbc.ca/longform/dna-ancestry-test

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:

http://kahnawake.com/news/pr/pr07132016a.pdf

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: https://newsinteractives.cbc.ca/longform/dna-ancestry-test

Offline Sparks

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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: https://newsinteractives.cbc.ca/longform/dna-ancestry-test

The next day Kim TallBear commented:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/dna-testing-indigenous-ancestry-1.4705797

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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.