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New Website for exposing Pretendians: Raceshifters.com


I have not seen this website mentioned here yet, so here is the url:


Some here are aware of the work of Darryl Leroux on "race-shifting" which mostly focuses on the Canadian colonial context.

Currently, they have a call to action which involves a change.org petition calling for the immediate termination of Cindy Baskin:


 The petition identifies her as " . . . a pretendian who has worked at Toronto Metropolitan University since 1997.
Since that time, she has risen through the ranks to become the Chair of the university's Aboriginal Education Council. Baskin is NOT Indigenous and is committing identity fraud by making this outlandish claim that has no basis in fact. Twitter account: pretendiansforhire has completed Baskin's genealogy, there is NO Indigenous ancestry in her lineage. Baskin is 100% white Canadian. . . "

Canada focused. I really wish they'd show their proof consistently. Then it'd be a very valuable resource. One part of the site is just a list of names with no proof, which makes it easy for doubters to doubt them, and for frauds to dismiss them.

Mostly focused on imposters in govt, plus academia. It's been mentioned before in here, the Canadian govt sometimes gives out grants to Nuage frauds or altmedicine types, including even for healthcare on reserves.


--- Quote from: ska on February 28, 2023, 09:28:41 pm ---I have not seen this website mentioned here yet, so here is the url: https://www.raceshifters.com/

Some here are aware of the work of Darryl Leroux on "race-shifting" which mostly focuses on the Canadian colonial context.
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It was mentioned, as also confirmed by educatedindian in the previous post. I am certain I posted comments about the site, but they are now missing.

Maybe because of this: Disappeared topics/thread.

Anyhow, the website linked to by ska is not avalaible:

--- Quote ---Secure Connection Failed
An error occurred during a connection to www.raceshifters.com. PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR
    The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.
    Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.
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Seemingly, the content is preserved at this site since 2020 or somewhat earlier: https://www.raceshifting.com.

--- Quote ---WELCOME
This website is a resource for people who are concerned with or want to find out more about the rise of the so-called “Eastern Metis” in the eastern provinces (Ontario, Québec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia) and in New England (Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine). The actual Métis are a western-based Indigenous people whose culture grew out of kinship relations with the Plains Cree, Saulteaux, Assiniboine, and Dene. The so-called “Eastern Metis” are instead an example of what is referred to as race-shifting or self-indigenization, a process that, in the case of this research project, involves white French-descendants inventing and claiming an “Indigenous” identity, often in opposition to actual Indigenous peoples.

The website includes a “storymap” that features a GIS map of all of the organizations surveyed through our project (about 75). All of the organizations are involved or have been involved in the race shifting movement, mostly since 2000. The map also includes information for several “Eastern Métis” court cases (almost 60) filed in Québec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia that we have identified.

The website also includes all of the publicly-available court documents (expert reports, testimony, interviews, membership records) that have been submitted in several of the key “Eastern Métis” court cases in Québec.

Darryl Leroux’s book, Distorted Descent: White Claims to Indigenous Identity, which includes an analysis of much of this material, was published in September 2019.
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That website has a NAFPS thread: Raceshifting: Tracking Fraudulent "Metis" Groups.

I looked for https://www.raceshifters.com/ at the Internet archive site. Seems they were last accessed September 25, 2022.

https://archive.li/raceshifters.com. —  https://archive.li/4R83v

At the second URL above I see that there is a link to https://www.raceshifting.com:

--- Quote ---Darryl Leroux’s Raceshifting website
We are pleased to announce that  there is a companion website  for Darryl Leroux’s book Distorted Descent: Distorted Descent: White Claims to Indigenous Identity
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