The full interview with bonus material:
A recent story challenging the Indigenous heritage of singer and songwriter Buffy St. Marie sent shockwaves through Canada. It distressed many people but also ignited a debate regarding what it means to be indigenous.
In this interview, Alderville First Nation Chief Taynar Simpson will give his perspective. He will shed light on what it means to be Indigenous but also share how the Alderville community determines who is a member and who is not. He will also explain how current federal policies regarding identity may impact the future of his people.
Originally aired: Nov. 10, 2023