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What do some of the most prominent and successful Indigenous artists, leaders and professors have in common? They aren’t Indigenous. 

There are hundreds of cases of Indigenous identity fraud that we know about, and likely thousands that we do not. So why do these so-called “pretendians” do it? How do they pull it off? And what happens when they are exposed? 

In each episode of this riveting new podcast series, co-hosts Robert Jago (Kwantlen First Nation and Nooksack Indian Tribe) and Angel Ellis (Muscogee (Creek) Nation) reveal unbelievable stories of audacious fraudsters and investigate the complex phenomenon of Indigenous identity theft. 

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Questions & Answers

How many episodes are there of Pretendians?

There are 17 episodes avaiable of Pretendians.

What is Pretendians about?

We have categorized Pretendians as:

  • Society & Culture
  • True Crime
  • Documentary

Where can you listen to Pretendians?

Pretendians is available, among others places, on:

  • Spotify
  • Apple Podcasts
  • Podtail
  • Google Podcasts

When did Pretendians start?

The first episode of Pretendians that we have available was released 12 October 2018.

Who creates the podcast Pretendians?

Pretendians is produced and created by Canadaland.