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An Open Letter from Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami to Alert Canadians to False Claims to Inuit Identity

By November 6, 2023 No Comments

In recent years, Canadians have been confronted with a tidal wave of false claims to Indigenous identity. These cases take advantage of the uncertainty many Canadians have surrounding Indigenous identity. Fraudulent claimants often change their stories over time and use aggressive measures to silence those who question them.

This letter is intended to draw attention to efforts by the NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) to engage federal leaders, academic institutions, and Canadians in an attempt to advance its illegitimate claims to Inuit rights and status. NCC seeks to secure the lands and rights of legitimate Indigenous peoples and to further misappropriate the already limited resources that are intended to benefit Inuit, First Nations, and Métis.

Read the full letter here:

English – An Open Letter from ITK to Alert Canadians to False Claims to Inuit Identity

Additional information:

Inuit Nunangat Policy

October 2021 Letter from Natan Obed to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

September 2023 ITK Board of Directors Resolution