Skip to comments.Native American group: Elizabeth Warren ‘better be able to defend’ ancestry claim
Posted on 05/01/2012 4:24:19 AM PDT by Zakeet
A prominent Native American group says Massachusetts Senate hopeful Elizabeth Warren had better be able to defend her past claims of being an Indian-American minority.
The Democratic candidate is facing questions about her heritage following the revelation on Friday that she described herself as a Native American minority in professional law school directories during the 1980s and 90s.
Once you put that down, you better be able to defend it, Ray Ramirez of the Native American Rights Fund told The Daily Caller on Monday.
Warren, who no longer publicly refers to herself as Native American, has disputed that she claimed Indian-American minority status then to give herself a professional advantage.
Asked for evidence of her ancestry to back up the candidates past statements, a Warren spokeswoman told TheDC on Monday that the campaign is working on digging up some sort of evidence to appease inquirers.
But the campaign hasnt been able to immediately provide any documentation. The Boston Herald reported Friday that the Warren campaign said the tales of Warrens Cherokee and Delaware tribe ancestors have been passed down through family lore.
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When it comes to Indians it’s important to specify dot or feather.
“That’s funny, she doesn’t look siouxish.”
True, but she does look very shrewish.
I worked for the Mashantucket Pequot tribe here in Connecticut. Their standard for tribal membership was 1/32. That’s about 3%
Interestingly, I idly pursued my own “lore” to get a piece of the casino action years and years ago, but only briefly. Frankly, it’s about the only “entitlement” for American white people, since any American who’s been here a few generations can probably make a claim to being Indian...and at least it makes the race baiters shut up when you say, “Who are you calling white, paleface?”
Ms. Warren went to law school in the ‘70s and they certainly were using affirmative action to get ahead then.
Be careful, she might sioux you right out of your moccasins.
That’s just the blood quantum. What do they do with member’s children of mixed race, that other race being Indian as well?
It is obvious that since she is a Harvard law professor she belongs to the ‘SUE’ tribe.
Oh yeah. I always tell them "we're ashamed you're white too" when debating on forums.
If I go back far enough I am related to King Richard the Lionheart from his travels during the Crusades, and I would bet my claim is more solid than Warren’s. I wonder if I could get knighted.
About four generations back when my family sneaked off the reservation they decided that leaving the government a list of names was perhaps not the wisest of moves.
We don't claim. We don't care. We definitely don't trust.
Official government standard is 'member of an United States federally recognized tribe.' There are no Federal student aide programs for tribal members, etc. Honestly, the only 'federal' benefit is being able to seek treatment at a BIA run health facility. Not exactly the best benefit in the world, but they do have dental...
Most organizations which handle grants or loans for students are affiliated with a particular tribe or tribes, and all the application processing goes through the tribal offices. Largest contributor to American Indian student aide, however, are the tribes themselves.
Marking the checkbox on the application for colleges doesn't actually do a thing, other than to change the college's reported American Indian population.
***My wifes grand mother, his G/G/Grand mother was Cherokee.***
I believe Bill Clinton was also a Cherokee. You could, at one time, buy an honorary position in the tribe by donating a certain amount of money to a Tahlequah OK Indian group.
At our church, we have blond, blue eyed people with blond facial hair going to college on Indian scholarships. They even have a Tribal issued license plates on their autos.
My dad and uncles claimed their Great-Grandmother was a “Cherokee Indian Princess”.
A quick Genealogy search showed she was not. There is no proof of Indian ancestry in our family.
Me callum her...Crazy
Horse Bitch...or... Sitting Slinging Bull
1/32nd Indian? Give me a break. My grandmother was a half Indian but I never claimed special privileges and neither did my father. Or even my grandmother herself, for that matter.
If I was to trace my ancestors all the way back to my great-great-great grandmother, I bet I would be able to claim 20 different heritages and nationalities. But then again, I'm not a liberal looking for special treatment.
Scott Brown aside, I hope the voters of Massachusetts run her sorry, fraudulent ass out on a rail this November.
I'm sure it's a fairly common claim in the United States. First of all, it's romantic. Second of all, it's not easily verifiable.
I'm Acadian by ancestry, hence, I'm also Mi'kmaq by ancestry. But you won't see me using it, as I'm not a liberal looking for special treatment, either.
Maybe she go smoke-um big doobie with Chief Ward Churchill of white liberal wannabe-ethnic professor tribe
So long as children are either the product of two trial members or one parent is at least 1/16th M-Pequot, they are tribal members. I knew a fellow whose wife was 1/4 M-Pequot. His wife and his kids were tribal members but he was not. It’s all a silly ruse since the original Pequot tribe, by their own history, disappeared about 1740 when they battled (and lost) with the Mohicans. The survivors were assimilated by other tribes.