#101 Joseph Boyden: Two Worlds, Two Debates
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#101 Joseph Boyden: Two Worlds, Two Debates
Joseph Boyden is a celebrated, award-winning indigenous novelist - who might not actually be native.
January 5, 2017

Joseph Boyden is a celebrated, award-winning indigenous novelist – who might not actually be native. Indigenous media broke the story while mainstream media was on Christmas vacation.

Ryan McMahon’s Twitter: @RMComedy and his Indigenous podcast network, @indianandcowboy

Ryan’s VICE piece, “What Colour Is Your Beadwork, Joseph Boyden?” (Dec 30th, 2016)

Robert Jago’s Tweets for @IndigenousXca

Jorge Barrera’s APTN piece, “Author Joseph Boyden’s shape-shifting Indigenous identity” (Dec 23rd, 2016)

Robert Jago’s Canadaland piece, “Things Joseph Boyden Has Claimed To Be But Is Not” (Dec 29th 2016)

Konrad Yakabuski’s Globe and Mail piece, “Attacks on Joseph Boyden’s identity should set off alarm bells” (originally titled “Boyden’s lynching should set off alarms.”) (Dec 29th 2016)

Jon Kay’s Walrus piece, “Why Is Joseph Boyden’s Indigenous Identity Being Questioned?” (Dec 28th, 2016)

Wab Kinew’s Globe and Mail piece, “There is room in our circle for Joseph Boyden” (Jan 3rd, 2017)

Joseph Boyden’s piece, “An Open Letter To UBC: Steven Galloway’s Right To Due Process” (Nov 14th, 2016)

Hayden King’s Globe and Mail piece, “Joseph Boyden, where are you from?” (Dec 28th, 2016)

Nahka Bertrand and Nickita Longman’s Ricochet piece, “How Joseph Boyden’s claims to Indigeneity affect us all” (Jan 1st, 2017)

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