By Jeff Pelletier Local Journalism Initiative Reporter An Inuk university professor says post-secondary institutions must find ways to handle allegations of people falsely claiming Indigenous heritage for financial gain. She made the comment in light of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.’s recent announcement it is investigating what it called the “possible fraudulent enrolment” of two women Inuit beneficiaries under the Nunavut Agreement. Karla Jessen Williamson, an Inuk from Greenland, is a professor at the University of Saskatchewan and has contributed decades worth of academic research on various Inuit topics. She has a PhD in anthropology and says she is the first Inuk to become a tenured professor at a Canadian university. Jessen Williamson said she was shocked to read the news that NTI, the organization responsible for enrolling Inuit as beneficiaries of
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