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Justin Bieber can hit the high notes and make a gaggle of screaming girls swoon, but the Canadian-born singer seems to know very little about First Nations heritage.
After the 18-year-old pop star told Rolling Stone magazine that Aboriginal peoples — from whom he claims he is descended — get free gas in Canada, a national group has corrected his misconception and offered to help him trace his ancestry.
“Mr. Bieber’s comment that Aboriginal people are entitled to free gas is simply not true,” said Betty Ann Lavallée, national chief of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, in a statement.
“These kinds of remarks are another example of what Aboriginal peoples in Canada struggle with every day. It promotes the misconception that we are somehow getting a free ride. This simply is not the case and we are concerned that many people may believe what he said.”
Bieber, who was…
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