Non-indigenous lecturer fired from UQÀM

Alexandra Lorange, who gave UQÀM reason to assume she had indigenous origins, has been sacked from teaching a course on indigenous women’s issues after it came out that her family tree showed no indigenes for 12 generations.

Twelve generations is a lot, but in Quebec there are genealogical organizations that work on tracing the history of Quebec settler families. The Roman Catholic church also kept good records. If you’ve got French ancestry here, a lot of the genealogical work is already done for you, beyond your grandparents.