Exposing wild stories about the fraudsters who pretend to be Indigenous.

Pretendians

Hosted by Robert Jago and Angel Ellis

What do some of the most prominent and successful Indigenous artists, leaders and professors have in common? They aren’t Indigenous. 

There are hundreds of cases of Indigenous identity fraud that we know about, and likely thousands that we do not. So why do these so-called “pretendians” do it? How do they pull it off? And what happens when they are exposed? 

In each episode of this riveting new podcast series, co-hosts Robert Jago (Kwantlen First Nation and Nooksack Indian Tribe) and Angel Ellis (Muscogee (Creek) Nation) reveal unbelievable stories of audacious fraudsters and investigate the complex phenomenon of Indigenous identity theft. 

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#3 Make Native America Great Again

Kevin Stitt gave hope to the native people in Oklahoma when he announced his intention to run for Oklahoma Governor.
May 28, 2024

#2 Pretending in Prison

How do you get access to Native Programs in prison? Just say that you’re Indigenous
May 21, 2024

#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.
May 14, 2024

Coming Soon: Pretendians (Official Trailer)

What do some of the most prominent and successful Indigenous artists, leaders and thinkers have in common?
May 7, 2024
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