Mary Ellen Turpel Lafond VANCOUVER- Six out of 10 universities say they’re reviewing honorary degrees conferred on retired judge Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, after being asked by a group of Indigenous women to revoke them following a CBC investigation into her claims of Indigenous heritage. he Indigenous Women’s Collective says in a statement that the honours should be withdrawn because the former law professor “stole” the identity and lived experiences of Indigenous women. University of Regina, McGill, Brock, Royal Roads, St. Thomas and Mount Saint Vincent universities all say they’re looking into the situation, a day after Vancouver Island University announced Turpel-Lafond had voluntarily returned its honorary doctorate. Responses haven’t yet been received from Carleton, Simon Fraser, Thompson Rivers and York universities. Retired senator Lillian Dyck is among signatories to the
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