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  • Discussions over potential Killingly High School mascot change still ongoing

    06/27/2019 8:27:25 AM PDT · by Puppage · 26 replies
    WTNH.COM ^ | 06/27/2019 | Hector Ramirez II
    KILLINGLY, Conn. (WTNH) The future of Killingly High School‘s nickname is still unclear as of Thursday morning. During a meeting on Wednesday, the school board decided to table the vote on whether to change it. For more than 80 years, students there have been called the “Redmen.” Their mascot is a chief wearing feathers, but now that could come to an end as some are calling it racist. “It’s more of a pride and honor thing. We respect what we wear. I wouldn’t wear something I don’t respect!” Killingly is not the first local town to take this up. Manchester...
  • The last Mohawk code talker: Louis Levi Oakes dies at 94

    05/30/2019 10:51:57 AM PDT · by llevrok · 26 replies
    CTV Canada ^ | 5/30/2019 | Jonathan Forani
    AKWESASNE, Que. -- A funeral will be held Saturday for the last of the Mohawk code talkers from the Second World War, Louis Levi Oakes, who died peacefully on Tuesday surrounded by family at age 94. Oakes was the last surviving member of a group that used the Mohawk language to help relay encrypted secure messages to Allied forces during the Second World War -- one of 33 native languages used by U.S. troops to share vital information. "Levi was one of Akwesasne's most respected elders and the remaining survivor of the World War II Mohawk Code Talkers," the Akwesasne...
  • Gorsuch sides with liberal justices in 5-4 decision

    05/20/2019 9:35:20 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 143 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 05/20/2019 | Zachary Halaschak
    Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch broke with conservatives and joined four other liberal justices in a 5-4 tribal rights decision Monday. The Supreme Court upheld a Native American man’s hunting rights under a 150-year-old treaty. Crow tribe member Clayvin Herrera was charged in 2014 for off-season hunting in the Bighorn National Forest in Wyoming but argued that a treaty signed in 1868 between the tribe and Wyoming allowed him to hunt any time of the year. The state argued the treaty was nullified in 1890 when Wyoming achieved statehood, lower courts agreed, and the case made its way to the...
  • Arizona tribe refuses Trump’s wall, but agrees to let Border Patrol build virtual barrier

    05/10/2019 5:33:04 AM PDT · by SJackson · 50 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 09, 2019 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
    Verlon Jose had long vowed President Trump would build a wall along his tribe’s 75-mile border with Mexico only “over my dead body.” But late last month, the Tohono O’odham Nation’s vice chairman stood at the border and praised a planned wall meant to deter migrants, smugglers — and, according to the tribe, federal agents — from disturbing its lands. The wall he described was not physical, but virtual: 10 towers up to 140 feet tall, with radar and night vision cameras capable of surveying over several miles and streaming footage around the clock to the Border Patrol. “The idea...
  • Where's Elizabeth Warren's 'reparations' to American Indians for stealing that affirmative action...

    02/24/2019 10:45:24 AM PST · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 24, 2019 | Monica Showalter
    Full title: Where's Elizabeth Warren's 'reparations' to American Indians for stealing that affirmative action slot? So Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is all in for American taxpayers paying reparations to American Indians, along with black people, for wrongs past. According to Fox News: 2020 presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., expanded on an already-radical proposal on Friday, telling reporters that Native Americans should be “part of the conversation” on reparations for African-Americans -- a move that threatens to bring back her own history with Native Americans. Taking questions from reporters ahead of a Democratic Party fundraiser in Manchester, N.H., Warren,...
  • Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Falsely Claims to be Native American

    02/08/2019 1:40:45 PM PST · by detective · 109 replies
    Front Page ^ | February 8, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez falsely claimed to be a girl from the Bronx, when she was actually an architect's daughter from Westchester. Then she decided to claim Jewish ancestry and now, joins Senator Elizabeth Warren in claiming to be Indian. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said that America needs to allow illegal immigrants, who are Latino, to stay in the country because they are descendants of Native Americans, and the United States is on native lands. She made the remarks during a press conference in which she called for the abolishment of ICE on Thursday. “We have to have respect for children,...
  • Is Nathan Phillips Too Young to be a Vietnam Vet?

    01/21/2019 6:13:32 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 139 replies
    I have seen two references as to the age of (Native American) Nathan Phillips, the professional protester who has once again stumbled into the limelight of racial politics. He was allegedly harassed by college students in 2015. Several new stories say he is 64 years old and I have seen a 2000 article from an Omaha newspaper saying that he was 45 years old. So let’s say he is 64. Most stories about Nathan refer to him as a Viet Nam vet. Several refer to him as a Marine. I am 66 years old and know personally, of no one...
  • Navajo Code Talker Alfred K. Newman dead at 94

    01/16/2019 9:00:05 AM PST · by EveningStar · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 16, 2019 | Travis Fedschun
    Alfred K. Newman, one of the last surviving Navajo Code Talkers, died at the age of 94 on Sunday in New Mexico. Newman, who used his native language to outsmart the Japanese in World War II by helping to create an uncrackable code, died at a nursing home in Bloomfield, New Mexico. “Navajo Code Talker Alfred Newman was a hero, and he stood amongst giants,” tribal President Russell Begaye told the Arizona Republic. “We will be forever grateful for his contributions and bravery, as well as that of each and every one of our Navajo Code Talkers. They are national...
  • 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
    townhall.com ^ | 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...