Shania's ancestry

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Postby lurker15 » Mon Dec 11, 2000 1:43 pm

Apparently a Timmins newspaper did some digging and found that Shania is not in fact of indian descent. (I've never actually heard her say that she IS, only that her adoptive father was). According to the paper she is of French and Irish descent. Anyway, it's not big deal, I just wondered what the rest of you had heard.

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Postby Erica Lee » Mon Dec 11, 2000 5:53 pm

Seeing as I live in Timmins and I've read said newspaper.. yes, I've heard this. From what I've heard, Shania never actually claimed to be blood indian, only that she was raised in a family where her adoptive father was indian.. thus relaying certain cultural values etc.

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Postby admin » Tue Dec 12, 2000 7:45 pm

-what Erica said... She's disowned her blood father and her mother and stepfather were killed.

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Postby Helena » Sun Jan 07, 2001 1:21 am

Exactly. Her blood father walked out on her and her mother when she was about three or four. Her mother remarried a native man who adopted her and became her father in her eyes. Through the adoption she was given native status in Canada

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