‘You’re not an Indian’: Mohawk woman says clerk rejected status card, saying she didn’t look Indigenous – Montreal – CBC News

‘You’re not an Indian’: Mohawk woman says clerk rejected status card, saying she didn’t look Indigenous – Montreal – CBC News – The cashier “took my card and she looked at it, and she took a look at me, and she said, ‘That’s not you in that photo,'” Boucher-Curotte recounted. Boucher-Curotte, the co-ordinator of the First Nations centre at nearby Dawson College, said she tried explaining that the picture on the card was old and that she’d changed her hair and lost weight since it was taken, but the cashier didn’t believe her. “She sort of puffed out her cheeks and made this look like her cheeks were getting bigger and said, ‘But you’re fat in that photo,'” said Boucher-Curotte. She said the clerk then questioned whether she was Indigenous at all. “She looked at me again and said, ‘Why do you have this card? You’re not an Indian.'”

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