Indigenous academics ‘validated’ by report urging Queen’s to verify identity claims

The seven recommendations in the report include the development of a department of Indigenous studies.  They also call on the university to establish a validation policy for Indigenous faculty that — at minimum — should include citizenship or membership cards, plus a professional reference and references from a family member and an elected First Nation, Inuit or Métis leader. The report’s authors said the university needs to address staff who don’t meet the new requirements, from finding them alternate assignments to firing them.