Skip to comments.Tribe-ulations for Liz Warren as Cherokees plan protest
Posted on 06/01/2012 4:32:45 AM PDT by billorites
Native Americans outraged by Elizabeth Warrens admission yesterday that she told her Ivy League bosses about her purported tribal roots accused the embattled Democrat of snubbing them and vowed to protest at tomorrows state convention even as she scrambled to placate supporters.
If she really wanted to reach out to our native people and have a discussion about issues that are affecting us, then she needs to talk to our tribal media, said Rhonda Levando Gayton, president of the Native American Journalists Association.
Rob Capriccioso, a reporter with Indian Country Today, said he has reached out to Warrens campaign several times for an interview since May 15 and has been blown off. Capriccioso said there is a growing skepticism in Native American circles about Warren.
Her high cheekbones recollection, her failed Native networking while in academia and odd explanations of it, the possibility that Harvard promoted her as a Native professor without any documentation ... and the attempts by her campaign to paint Indian concerns as a nonissue have all been problematic, Capriccioso said.
If elected a U.S. senator, she would be expected to know a lot about Native American issues that face Congress everyday, as highlighted in the Constitution, so her gaffes have been jarring for many Indians.
Warren released a detailed email about the controversy to supporters yesterday in an attempt to stop the bleeding. She admitted telling Harvard and University of Pennsylvania officials about her purported Native American heritage, even though she originally had said she didnt know how the universities found out about her background.
I let people know about my Native American heritage in a national directory of law school personnel. At some point after they hired me, I also provided that information to the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard, said Warren, who added she did not get special breaks because of my background.
The Harvard Law professor also originally indicated that she hadnt listed herself as Native American on any job or college applications, but later fessed up to listing herself on a law school directory used to target minority hires.
The ongoing issue has sparked local Cherokees to hold a peaceful protest outside the Democratic State Convention in Springfield tomorrow, where Warren and her Democratic rival Marisa DeFranco will push to get on the ballot.
I think theres a pattern of deception that is emerging, and shes showing that she did know and that she did do these things, said David Cornsilk, a 53-year-old citizen of Cherokee Nation who co-created a group called Cherokees Demand Truth from Elizabeth Warren.
Cornsilk wont be at the protest, but said,
I believe we need a presence there. Warren hasnt recanted her claims or apologized to the Cherokee people.
“But my mommy said I was an Indian. Just look at my cheekbones!”
to recycle an old joke:
Lizs husband was driving home when he picked up a hitch hiking Indian. The Indian gestures to the paper wrapped bottle on the seat and asked whats that
oh thats just a bottle of wine I got for my wife said Lizs husband
Good trade said the Indian
put that in your book, there, leu-tent-tant
[What's that? The actor, Frank Dekova, was born in New York from Italian parents? Nevermind...]
Has it occurred to Warren’s supporters that someone who repeatedly lies is probably lying to THEM, too?
I do not understand why Liberals ignore honor & integrity, or even criminal record, when voting for a candidate.
Hey, at least Frank really *did* have high cheekbones!
Iron eyes cody....another Italian...actually 100% full blooded Sicilian, born Espera Oscar de Corti...he never danced with wolves..but he currently sleeps with the fishes.
The Cherokees do not like poseurs and place an emphasis on tracing the blood lines of members. A lot of money is allocated toward those who can prove a pure or near pure blood line. There are tuition free private schools that only admit 100% Cherokee students.
She picked the wrong tribe to belong to. Others are not so fastidious.
There’s a word for her - pretendian
Whether a person has Cherokee blood is not an ephemeral issue.
It can be determined categorically, and Lizzy categorically does not have Cherokee blood.
Indians have good reason to be incensed about Warren’s phony claim of being Native American and using it to get hired at Harvard. Can you imagine the firestorm if Warren had used the same long lost ancestor BS to claim being Black?
Sadly there are many other Indian tribes wiling to sell out to the Democrats.
Promise them some large Community Development Block Grants for their Reservation and one of them will gladly step forward to claim Warren.
“Ooops, I was mistaken! Grandma said we were Cherokee but it turns out I’m a [fill in the blank]. Then this will all be over.
Actually Elizabeth Warren is feeling snubbed. She was hoping to get invited to “luncheons” with them!
Protests? What do they want in return for going along with her claims?