Indspire requests money back from twins kicked off NTI enrolment list

By Jeff Pelleter  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter An organization that provided funding to Ontario twins, claiming to be Inuit, for their university education says it wants its money back. Amira and Nadya Gill received funding from Indspire’s Building Brighter Futures program to support their education at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont. The amount of money, when they received it and how many years’ worth of funding the Gills received from Indspire remains unclear. The sisters were eligible to receive Indspire funding by using their Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. enrolment as proof of Indigenous identity, Indspire communications director Brandon Meawasige said in March. However, the twins were removed from NTI’s enrolment list in April after questions were raised on social media about their identities. NTI, the organization responsible for ensuring obligations made…

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