Point of View

Why non-Indigenous support for Joseph Boyden should set off alarm bells

'This is not about blood quantum — this is about who is allowed to speak for Native peoples'

Author Joseph Boyden discusses the controversy around his heritage with CBC host Candy Palmater. (CBC)

About the Author

Alicia Elliott

Alicia Elliott

Alicia Elliott is a graduate of York University's Creative Writing program. Her writing has appeared in numerous anthologies, including TOK 6: Writing the New Toronto and Initiations: A Selection of Young Native Writing. In 2015, she was chosen as an emerging writer for The Banff Centre for the Art's Indigenous Writing program.