Justin Bieber is an Eskimo!

2 08 2012

In the August issue of Rolling Stone, pop star Justin Bieber reveals that he believes he has Native heritage. The claim is not a central part of the article — indeed, it’s a comment so brief the writer has it in parentheses:

He’s wearing a Chicago Blackhawks cap (“I’m actually part Indian,” he says—”I think Inuit or something? I’m enough percent that in Canada I can get free gas”), a blue short-sleeved shirt and khaki shorts that hang all the way off his butt.

Read more at Indian Country Today Media Network – Canadian Pop Star Justin Bieber Believes He’s Indian Enough to Get Free Gas

If you’re a fan of pop star Justin Bieber (or even if you’re not), you may have heard that he recently remarked, “I’m actually part Indian,” he says — “I think Inuit or something? I’m enough percent that in Canada I can get free gas.” Since we just recently opened our Aboriginal Voices Gallery here in order to showcase First Nations and Metis art along with that made by Inuit, this little snippet got us talking here about how it might be time to delve a little deeper into these issues and try to clear up some of the confusion regarding Aboriginal status in Canada.

Read more at Museum of Inuit Art Blog – Thanks Justin Bieber, For Letting Us Clear Up Some Confusion

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