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After dog DNA debacle, Indigenous researcher says ancestry testing is 'stupid science'

Tribal culture can't be bottled in a test tube, says Kim TallBear

A suspected Indian status scam that told a man he shared genetic ancestry with a dog should serve as a reminder of the perils of DNA testing for Indigenous ancestry, says an Edmonton researcher.

Kim TallBear, the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience and Environment, said she has long been wary of DNA testing for Indigenous heritage.

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