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Vianne Timmons signed Indspire award nomination requiring recognition with Indigenous community – CBC

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 202335 Views

Mar 30, 2023

Document also confirms MUN president’s account of nomination specifying Mi’kmaw ‘heritage’

A copy of Vianne Timmons’s nomination form for the Indspire awards shows the university president signed a declaration attesting to recognition with an Indigenous community, two years before accepting an award designed for Indigenous people, by Indigenous people.

The nomination form obtained by CBC News, dated August 2017, contains three sections that nominees were required to fill out, including contact information, “Canadian Indigenous Ancestry” information, and a signed declaration.

Under Section 2 of the application, Timmons selected “First Nation (including status and non-status on or off reserve)” and specified being of “Mi’kmaw heritage.”

She then signed the declaration. The concluding line read, “I am of First Nations, Inuit or Métis heritage and further that I am recognized with the community(ies) as stated in section two above.”

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