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  • The North American Martyrs Offer A Way For European-Americans To Atone For Historic Sins

    10/20/2018 6:48:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/20/2018 | Casey Chalk
    Warning: This article briefly mentions torture methods.On October 19, Catholics will celebrate the feast day of saints Isaac Jogues, Jean de Brebeuf, and companions, the first martyrs in North America recognized by the Catholic Church. These martyrs, either Frenchmen or Native American converts, were brutally murdered in the 1640s in what is now Canada by Mohawk and Iroquois warriors.Their deaths, particularly in light of the recent Columbus Day holiday and the renewed demands for its ending or renaming, remind us that the relationship between Europeans and the indigenous American peoples is often not reducible to the simplistic paradigm of...
  • Yes, Elizabeth Warren Is Featured In Pocahontas Exhibit At National Museum Of The American Indian

    10/18/2018 6:06:55 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 17, 2017 | Benny Johnson
    The political world was confused Monday when Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren released the results of a controversial DNA test that was years in the making. [Snip] The Cherokee Nation issued a blistering statement calling Warren's decision ... "makes a mockery out of DNA tests and its legitimate uses while also dishonoring legitimate tribal governments and their citizens." [Snip] Then we headed inside the sprawling four story building to see if there was any sign of Warren in the museum. A detailed floor-by-floor, exhibit-by-exhibit search turned up no sign of Warren. However, then came one of our final stops,...
  • Pocahontas Descendant Calls on Warren to Apologize

    10/17/2018 8:27:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 65 replies ^ | 10/17/2018 | Leah Barokoukis
    A descendant of Pocahontas, the 17th-century Powhatan princess, said Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) needs to apologize for claiming to be Native American for political gain. Appearing on “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Debbie White Dove Porreco said she was glad the Massachusetts Democrat finally took the DNA test, which she urged her to do back in May. "It did prove that she wasn't the Cherokee Indian that she was claiming to be for so long," Porreco said on the program Tuesday. "I think she's guilty of claiming she's an American Indian but has no proof -- and then [is] using it for...
  • Huffington Post Native Issues Fellow: ‘Elizabeth Warren Is Not Native American’

    10/17/2018 6:39:55 AM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/17/2018 | Breitbart News
    Julian Brave NoiseCat, the first-ever Native Issues Fellow at the Huffington Post, explained in an opinion-editorial published Tuesday why Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) “should not claim Native American identity.”
  • "Shame On You!" Leftists Attack Cherokee Nation For Criticizing Elizabeth Warren (They heap racist)

    10/16/2018 5:35:49 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 129 replies
    Information Liberation ^ | October 16, 2016 | Chris Menahan
    Leftists responded with rage and anger after Cherokee Nation came out on Monday to criticize Elizabeth Warren for "undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage." Warren earlier in the day released the results of a DNA test conducted at "a private lab in Georgia" which said she might possibly be anywhere from 1/64th to 1/1,024th Native American (which means she may have less Native American DNA than the average white American). "Using a DNA test to lay claim to any connection to the Cherokee Nation or any tribal nation, even vaguely, is inappropriate and wrong," Cherokee Nation...
  • We’re All Native Americans Now: Elizabeth Warren demonstrates the folly of identity politics

    10/16/2018 5:00:10 AM PDT · by billorites · 69 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 15, 2018 | The Editors
    Any doubt that Elizabeth Warren plans to run for President ended Monday when the Massachusetts Senator released a DNA analysis indicating that she probably does have some trace of distant Native American ancestry. The former Harvard professor went so far as to unveil a website and video featuring an analysis by Stanford professor Carlos Bustamante, who said that while Ms. Warren is mainly European she likely has some Native American ancestry “in the range of 6-10 generations ago.” This makes her between 1/64th and 1/1024th Native American, which barely spares her the humiliation of not having any after she had...
  • Cherokee Nation SAVAGES Elizabeth Warren in Statement After Her Latest Stunt

    10/15/2018 3:32:22 PM PDT · by kingattax · 43 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 15, 2018 | Cristina Laila
    Cherokee Nation responded to Elizabeth Warren’s latest stunt attempting to prove she is of Native American descent. This didn’t go well… “A DNA test is useless to determine tribal citizenship. Current DNA tests do not even distinguish whether a person’s ancestors were indigenous to North or South America,” Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskins Jr. Said. “Sovereign tribal nations set their own legal requirements for citizenship, and while DNA tests can be used to determine lineage, such as paternity to an individual, it is not evidence for tribal affiliation.” “Using a DNA test to lay claim to any connection...
  • Cherokee Nation issues statement on Sen. Elizabeth Warren's DNA test results

    10/15/2018 3:22:58 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 48 replies
    NBC - Tulsa ^ | 15 Oct 18 | Sarah Dewberry
    The Cherokee Nation issued a statement Monday on Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren's DNA test results. Sen. Warren released her DNA report in response to President Donald Trump taunting her for her saying she was part Native American. Sen. Warren released her 23 and Me report and it stated that "the great majority of (Warren's) identifiable ancestry is European." However, the report adds, "The analysis also identified 5 genetic segments as Native American in origin at high confidence." This afternoon the Cherokee Nation released a statement that said in part that DNA tests are useless in determining tribal citizenship and people...
  • ‘MOCKERY’: Cherokee Nation Issues Statement on Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s DNA Test Results

    10/15/2018 3:50:06 PM PDT · by SaxxonWoods · 60 replies
    Breaking 911 ^ | 10/15/2018 | Not Attributed
    Later in the day, The Cherokee Nation issued a statement responding to the report: “A DNA test is useless to determine tribal citizenship. Current DNA tests do not even distinguish whether a person’s ancestors were indigenous to North or South America. Sovereign tribal nations set their own legal requirements for citizenship, and while DNA tests can be used to determine lineage, such as paternity to an individual, it is not evidence for tribal affiliation. Using a DNA test to lay claim to any connection to the Cherokee Nation or any tribal nation, even vaguely, is inappropriate and wrong."
  • Cherokee Nation: Warren's use of DNA test 'inappropriate,' 'wrong'

    10/15/2018 3:00:11 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/15/18 | ALEXANDER BOLTON
    The Cherokee Nation on Monday afternoon called out Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) for attempting to claim Native American heritage by releasing the results of a DNA test. The test, conducted by a Stanford University Professor Carlos Bustamante, showed that Warren has a Native American ancestor going back six to 10 generations ago, making her somewhere between 1/32ndand 1/1024thAmerican Indian. The Cherokee Nation in a statement said using a DNA test to claim connection with a tribal nation is “inappropriate” and “wrong.” “Using a DNA test to lay claim to any connection to the Cherokee Nation or any tribal nation, even...
  • In Oregon, requests for indigenous language translators up

    09/28/2018 1:04:32 PM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 22 replies
    oregonlive ^ | 09/28/2018 | ap
    UMATILLA — In the Umatilla County courthouse, the question, "Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?" may be answered in a number of different languages. Across Oregon, requests for indigenous languages have spiked in the last year. As languages like Mam, Q'anjob'al and K'iche' become more common, so do requests for courtroom interpreters that speak them.
  • Obama Aide Was Busted For Taking Upskirt Photos Of Women Around DC

    02/13/2018 11:23:01 AM PST · by b4its2late · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 13, 2018 | by Derek Hunter
    An official in Barack Obama’s White House resigned in 2016 because he was arrested for taking pictures up women’s skirts on DC Metrorail cars, according to the Daily Mail. The official, William Mendoza, was the executive director of the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education until he resigned in November 2016. Mendoza was convicted after pleading guilty in January 2017 to attempted voyeurism, a misdemeanor. According to the Daily Mail, he used his government-issued iPhone — during work hours — to take the photos and resigned as the Department of Education was readying an investigation into...
  • A Native American Tribe Runs Detention Centers for ICE

    07/07/2018 7:08:36 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 17 replies
    The Port Isabel Detention Center in Los Fresnos, Texas, is currently holding many of the parents who have been separated from their kids. But while PIDC is owned by ICE, its guards are provided by a subsidiary of Ahtna, Inc., a portfolio of businesses operated by the Ahtna, a federally recognized Alaska Native people. Ahtna, Inc. is one of a number of companies profiting off of the deportation of undocumented immigrants from the United States. Previous reporting by The Daily Beast has revealed that the federal government currently employs the services of several companies and charities bringing in millions of...
  • Donald Trump Jr. bets Elizabeth Warren $10,000 that Kimberly Guilfoyle is 'more Native American'

    06/28/2018 6:43:09 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 45 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 28, 2018 | Victor Morton
    Never mind Elizabeth Warren — President Trump could soon have a “Pocahontas” in his own family. And Donald Trump Jr. wants to make a sport of it. In a segment on Fox News Channel’s “The Five,” the anchors took the popular “23 and Me” DNA tests to determine their ancestry. According to the tests, 6.1 percent of Kimberly Guilfoyle’s DNA is “East Asian and Native American,” with 5.3 percent definitely Native American and the rest possibly either. The posting of the results by the conservative site Twitchy prompted the presidential son, who has been widely reported as dating Ms. Guilfoyle,...
  • It's time to stop saying the words 'Native Americans'

    06/17/2018 9:02:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 98 replies ^ | 6/17/2018 | Ed Straker
    "Native American" is an offensive term, not to the people who it is used to describe, but everyone else born in the United States. The term "Native American" implies the rest of us aren't Native American. Most Americans are in fact native, meaning we were born here or to American parents. Having a group of Americans called "Native Americans" seems to delegitimize the rest of us, putting us on a lower moral grounds than the "Natives". The term "Native Americans" is also ridiculous in that ancestors of these individuals were present before America was formed.
  • Thoughts on a Native Renaissance

    03/31/2018 10:54:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 3/31/2018 | Richard Jack Rail
    A friend put me onto an excellent review of the movie Wind River, now on Netflix, about life and crime among the Arapaho Indians on the Wind River Reservation. The movie realistically depicts life on most any Indian reservation today – the poverty, the solitude, the despair. The murders in the movie were committed by drunken whites, but they could have been Indians or Latinos or whatever. For over a decade, I taught high school on the Navajo Reservation, where this movie could have been situated just as honestly. These people live with violence. The guy in Wind River laid...
  • Archaeology: Serpent Mound might depict a creation story

    02/15/2018 10:19:11 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 26 replies
    Columbus Post-Dispatch ^ | Sunday, Feb 11, 2018 | Brad Lepper
    A new interpretation of Serpent Mound, based on American Indian mythic stories portrayed in a remarkable series of pictographs from Picture Cave in Missouri, is offered by James Duncan, Carol Diaz-Granados, Tod Frolking and me in a paper published online last month in the Cambridge Archaeological Journal. We argue that images of serpents and other supernatural beings on the walls of Picture Cave help us make sense of those parts of Serpent Mound that weren't restored. One group of pictographs shows a serpent facing a humanoid female with her legs spread apart next to a large oval that might be...
  • Elizabeth Warren Ancestor Rounded Up Cherokees For Trail of Tears

    12/02/2017 9:28:17 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 May 2012 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    For over a quarter of a century, Elizabeth Warren has described herself as a Native American. After researching her story, it is obvious that her “family lore” is just fiction. Ms. Warren’s great-great-great grandfather, was apparently a member of the Tennessee Militia who rounded up Cherokees from their family homes in the Southeastern United States and herded them into government-built stockades in what was then called Ross’s Landing (now Chattanooga), Tennessee–the point of origin for the horrific Trail of Tears, which began in January, 1837. These were the troops responsible for removing Cherokee families from homes they had lived in...
  • Washington's Redskin

    11/29/2017 9:50:11 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 7 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 29 Nov 2017 | Mark Steyn
    The other day President Trump referred jokingly, yet again, to Senator Elizabeth Warren as "Pocahontas", and as a result is even more totally racey-racey-racist than he was the week before. If you're finding this all a bit hard to follow, relax: a white grade-school teacher pretends to be black, that's totally racist and you should denounce him as such immediately; But if a white professor pretends to be Harvard Law School's "first woman of color" and you point it out, then you're the racist. Got that? It's easy when you know how: If a Victoria's Secret model wears lingerie "inspired...
  • Pocahontas descendant lives near Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate

    11/29/2017 9:56:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    The Shiny Sheet ^ | November 28, 2017 | Paulette Cooper Noble
    Debbie White Dove Porreco, at home in Palm Beach, with Max and Mia. Photo by Paul NobleEditor’s note: This story originally ran in 2013 You wouldn’t expect to encounter Pocahontas in Palm Beach, but you have if you’ve met Debbie “White Dove” Porreco, a Native-American princess after whom Pocahontas is often modeled in the media. “Sometimes when I’m dining at Mar-a-Lago, I think to myself, ‘You’ve come a long way from that Indian reservation you started in,” she said. “Pocahontas had dreams and went to England. My dreams brought me to Palm Beach.” That dream would have seemed far away...