May 14, 2024
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Pretendians
#1 Interview With a Pretendian
Why do people pretend to be Native? We begin our journey by asking someone who would know best: a pretendian.
Robert Jago
Co-host
Angel Ellis
Co-host
Jesse Brown
Host & Publisher
Caleb Thompson
Audio Editor
Karyn Pugliese
Editor-in-Chief

Why do people pretend to be Native? Hosts Robert Jago (Kwantlen First Nation and Nooksack Indian Tribe) Angel Ellis (Muscogee (Creek) Nation) begin their journey by asking someone who has been doing just that. 

He’s not just your average imposter – “Grand Chief” Guillaume Carle is the king of the “pretendians”, a French Canadian who made a small fortune creating his own fake First Nation and issuing phony Indian Status Cards to thousands of other identity thieves.

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