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 Tuscarora writer living in Brantford, Ontario. Her writing has been published most recently in Room, Grain and The New Quarterly. Her essay "A Mind Spread Out on the Ground," originally appearing in The Malahat Review, is nominated for a National Magazine Award.