Birth certificate contradicts Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond’s account of her father’s parentage and ancestry – CBC

Birth certificate contradicts Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond’s account of her father’s parentage and ancestry – CBC

by ahnationtalk on November 22, 202219 Views

Nov 21, 2022

Turpel-Lafond claimed in a national radio interview that she was born in Norway House, Man.

A birth certificate recently obtained by CBC directly contradicts Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond’s public claims about her father’s ancestry and the identity of his parents.

The government-issued document says William Turpel is the natural-born child of British parents, not an adopted Cree boy of undetermined parentage as Turpel-Lafond has claimed her father was.

Turpel-Lafond, considered to be one of Canada’s most successful and decorated Indigenous scholars and legal professionals, has for decades claimed to be of Indigenous ancestry through her father William Turpel, who she said was Cree. She has said she was the “first Treaty Indian” appointed to the judicial bench in Saskatchewan history.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/birth-certificate-contradicts-turpel-lafond-account-father-parentage-1.6657129

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