And The 2021 Rachel Dolezal Award For Most Outrageous Fake Minority Persona Goes To…

Carrie-Bourassa

Carrie Bourassa, aka. “Morning Star Bear”!

And you thought Elizabeth Warren was bad!

Carrie Bourassa, a public health expert and scientific director of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health, was suspended this month and is presumably on her way out after the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation published a lengthy expose on her background, which, contrary to her increasingly colorful representations, has no connection to indigenous people whatsoever. She is not a member of the Métis nation, as she has long claimed, but the descendant of immigrant farmers who came to Canada from Russia, Poland and Czechoslovakia.

Like so many frauds, she got cocky and pushed the masquerade too far when in 2019 she appeared in full tribal regalia to give a speech at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. “My name is Morning Star Bear,” she said, choking up, as the audience cheered.

‘I was repulsed by how hard she was working to pass herself off as indigenous,” said Winona Wheeler, an associate professor of Indigenous studies at the university, where “Morning Star Bear” is also a professor. So she did a little digging. Bourassa’s minority identity was a long-standing, profitable scam.

Now her story is she had been adopted into the Métis community by an unnamed Métis friend of her deceased grandfather, Clifford Laroque. She says her bond with “her people” are even “deeper than death because the family has taken me as if I was their blood family. In turn, I serve the Métis community to the best of my ability.”

Good luck with that, whatever-your-name-is.

7 thoughts on “And The 2021 Rachel Dolezal Award For Most Outrageous Fake Minority Persona Goes To…

    • I remember seeing a movie about a guy who pulled this (can’t recall the name), and who’s schtick was beaver conservation. The movie exonerates his fraud through a real Native American who says “We become what we pretend to be…and you have pretended well.”

  1. At this point I look with disfavor on the indigenous population, who are allowing themselves to be used as pawns and tools of the left to undermine our culture and make the American people ashamed of their nation rather than proud of it. The fact that this woman chose to lie about her heritage to try to become a chess piece in that game comes as no surprise. Unfortunately, when you do that, playing by the left’s own rules, you are playing with fire. I have no sympathy for the fact that she played with fire and got burned.

    • I disagree in form if not in substance… If we want to assert that these people are being used, we have to ask ourselves who the users are, and the answer is people like Bourassa. This isn’t that Bourassa chose to be a pawn… The queen took the board and was removed by it because she was actually a checker.

      Last time I spoke about people like Rachel Dolezal, Shaun King, Elizabeth Warren and now Carrie Bourassa, I likened the practice to that of stolen valor. Progressives put value in being oppressed, they’d balk at that, but as an outsider looking in, I don’t know how else you’d describe it. They privilege people based on how unprivileged their demographic is, and this confers real and tangible benefits: Programs only meant for certain demographics, signal boosting certain demographics, affirmative action. And when you take these benefits while not belonging to the intended demographics, you’re taking part in a zero sum game that disenfranchises those demographics. Frankly, it’s more surprising to me when the Elizabeth Warrens and Shaun Kings survive their scandals than when the Dolezals and Bourassa’s crash back to earth with half melted wings.

      And I think we need to ponder that for a moment. These people have made the eyes wide open choice to take up the mantle of the victim, shedding their white privilege and taking significant personal risk. Now… The calculus might be different outside of progressive circles, where our friends and peers don’t hate white people as a matter of cause, but the fact of the matter is that these people in these circles are running those numbers and making those choices, and it should cause them to rethink how their hierarchies interact.

      But they won’t. Because that would be hard.

      • Actually we’re closer than you think. Call me a chess snob, but a pawn is a pawn, and “chess piece” refers to rooks, knights, bishops, queens and kings. The overarching term for all is “chessmen,” hence the joke about chessmen being the only men who you know are honest because they’re always “above board.” 😀 Honk! Honk! Wocka! Wocka! I was trying to say that Carrie here was trying to become a valuable superior piece or player in the game, rather than a mere pawn, and is treating the indigenous as pawns people like her can move at their pleasure.

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