Turpel-Lafond ‘satisfied’ with identity, past work

Former Judge Mary Ellen Tarpel-Lafond criticizes her “past work, identity and self-esteem” after the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association revoked the award for believing it had falsified Indigenous identity claims. Is pleased.

Turpel-Lafond has said that being released from honor is “emancipation” in the most expansive statement since questions about her legacy were raised last year.

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In an email, she said, “I have no emotional attachment to the title,” but without “fundamental fairness,” such as giving her a chance to be heard by the association, the 2020 Reg Robson Award is a no-brainer. I am surprised that you canceled the

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University of Regina strips Mary Ellen Tarpel Lafond of honorary degree

A former law professor and BC representative for children and youth in B.C. said a CBC report last October called Cree heritage claims into question, but “media court cases are rampant.” and how “false convictions and injustices” occur.

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BC Civil Liberties Association cancels award given to Mary Ellen Turpel Lafond

The Civil Liberties Association said that, in the board’s view, information emerged that indicated Tarpel Lafond falsified her estate claims, and certain professional and academic achievements were also disproved or questioned. .

The statement said she must follow the precedent of indigenous scholars, leaders and organizations, including indigenous women’s groups, who have called for the revocation of all honorary degrees and awards awarded to her.

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