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Editorial

Profiting from identity politics

CHRIS YOUNG / THE CANADIAN PRESS FILES</p><p>A celebrated Canadian author who writes about First Nations heritage and culture is defending himself on Twitter after his ancestry was questioned. Joseph Boyden said he is of "mostly Celtic heritage," but he also has Nipmuc roots on his father's side and Ojibway roots on his mother's. Boyden poses for a portrait in Toronto in an October 20, 2016.</p>

CHRIS YOUNG / THE CANADIAN PRESS FILES

A celebrated Canadian author who writes about First Nations heritage and culture is defending himself on Twitter after his ancestry was questioned. Joseph Boyden said he is of "mostly Celtic heritage," but he also has Nipmuc roots on his father's side and Ojibway roots on his mother's. Boyden poses for a portrait in Toronto in an October 20, 2016.

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