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  • Elizabeth Warren opens door to reparations for Native Americans

    02/22/2019 8:30:05 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 156 replies
    Elizabeth Warren opens door to reparations for Native Americans By Annie Linskey February 22 at 10:43 PM MANCHESTER, N.H. — Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Friday evening that Native Americans should be “part of the conversation” on reparations, showing a willingness to expand the debate over whether minority groups that have faced discrimination should be financially compensated by the federal government. Warren is one of four Democratic presidential hopefuls who have said in recent days that they’re open to providing some type of reparations to African Americans who are descendants of people who were enslaved in the United States, although they’ve...
  • I Failed the Covington Catholic Test

    01/21/2019 9:10:39 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 31 replies
    Atlantic ^ | 01/21/19 | Julie Irwin Zimmerman
    SNIP The story is a Rorschach test—tell me how you first reacted, and I can probably tell where you live, who you voted for in 2016 and your general take on a list of other issues—but it shouldn’t be. Take away the video and tell me why millions of people cared so much about an obnoxious group of high-school students protesting legalized abortion and a small circle of Native Americans protesting centuries of mistreatment who were briefly locked in a tense standoff. Take away Twitter and Facebook and explain why total strangers cared so much about people they didn’t know...
  • Catholic school student addresses ‘misinformation’ and ‘outright lies’ ...

    01/20/2019 9:38:33 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/20/19 | Emily Birnbaum
    The Catholic high school student at the center of a viral controversy claimed on Sunday that reports about his apparent confrontation with a Native American man have been filled with "misinformation" and "outright lies." CNN's Jake Tapper posted a letter from the student, identified as Nick Sandmann from Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky, explaining the incident. "I am providing this factual account of what happened on Friday afternoon at the Lincoln Memorial to correct misinformation and outright lies being spread about my family and me," Sandmann wrote in the letter. His explanation comes after a video clip passed around...
  • Half the land in Oklahoma could be returned to Native Americans. It should be.

    11/29/2018 2:31:07 AM PST · by T-Bird45 · 72 replies
    WaPo via Outline.com ^ | 11/29/18 | Rebecca Nagle
    A Supreme Court case about jurisdiction in an obscure murder has huge implications for tribes. On the morning of June 22, 1839, the Cherokee leader John Ridge was pulled from his bed, dragged into his front yard and stabbed 84 times while his family watched. He was assassinated for signing the Cherokee Nation’s removal treaty, a document that — in exchange for the tribe’s homelands — promised uninterrupted sovereignty over a third of the land in present-day Oklahoma. That promise was not kept. Sixty-seven years later, federal agents questioned John’s grandson, William D. Polson. They needed to add him to...
  • Wake County educator's tweet on teaching Thanksgiving goes viral

    11/21/2018 6:47:38 AM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 98 replies
    WTVD11 ^ | 11/21/18 | Tim Pulliam
    WAKE COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) -- Wake County Schools Director of Equity Lauryn Mascarenaz shared a firm message to all teachers in a tweet that has gone viral: Stay on top of breaking news stories with the ABC11 News App "Teachers repeat after me: I will not have students make "Indian feathers and clothes..I will not culturally appropriate an entire people for cute activities. I will tell students the truth about this country's relationship with Indigenous people."
  • The real problem with Elizabeth Warren's DNA test: Geneticists

    10/18/2018 9:11:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 18, 2018 | Chris Francescani
    Does Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren really have Native American blood running through her veins? It's scientifically impossible to know for sure, according to a collection of leading geneticists, industry experts, research scientists with expertise in indigenous genetics and Native American leaders who spoke with ABC News. The process of tracing one's ancestry is still evolving, geneticists told ABC News, and efforts to establish genetic affiliation with an indigenous group like Native Americans are at best thorny and uncertain, and, in the extreme, offensive. Some experts were critical of Warren's press conference this week and her latest declarations. Numerous experts also...
  • Elizabeth Warren connected DNA and Native American heritage. Here's why that's destructive.

    10/17/2018 12:58:57 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 17, 2018 | by Kelly Hayes and Jacqueline Keeler
    Although her intention was to push back against Trump, Warren has provided an unwitting assist to those attempting to take away tribal sovereignty. Warren stated that she is not a member of any tribe, but her efforts to connect DNA and Native American heritage could nevertheless have unintended consequences. It is a common joke amongst Native people that the phrase “I’m 1/16th Cherokee” (or in Warren’s case, 1/64th to 1/1024th Cherokee - the DNA test can only offer up a possible range) is a “white proverb.” While the framing of Native identity that has emerged in discussions of Warren’s background...
  • Elizabeth Warren goes to bat for Toys R Us workers

    10/17/2018 11:37:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 54 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | October 17, 2018 | By KATE GIBSON
    Tens of thousands workers laid off when Toys R Us went bust last year have a politically powerful new ally in their fight to win severance from the bankrupt retailer: Sen. Elizabeth Warren. The Massachusetts Democrat, who is rumored to be weighing a run for the White House in 2020, is pressing the financial firms behind the decision to liquidate Toys R Us to contribute to a fund for affected employees. "The liquidation of Toys R Us -- reportedly at the urging of your firm -- caused more than 30,000 American workers to lose their jobs without the severance they...
  • Elizabeth Warren New Leader of the #MeSioux Movement!

    10/17/2018 7:33:23 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 15 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | Katy Grimes
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) typifies the Democrat shrieking shrew who is angry all of the time. Warren, who falsified her job application to Harvard claiming she was Cherokee (based on her grandmother telling her she had high cheek bones), played the affirmative action card, and allowed Harvard Law School to call her the school’s only Native American professor. Newly released DNA test revealed Warren may have 1/1024 Native-American ancestry. Yet she lied about her ancestry to climb the well-paid academic ladder. “Now that her claims of having Indian heritage have turned out to be a scam and a lie, Elizabeth...
  • Elizabeth Warren is not a Friend to Indian Country

    10/17/2018 4:28:08 AM PDT · by Claud · 14 replies
    Thoughts from Polly's Granddaughter ^ | 10/16/2018 | Polly's Granddaughter
    "I have serious concern over Elizabeth Warren's claim that she is a non-enrolled Native American, "proved" by DNA. ..... By trying to make Native American identity about race instead of tribal sovereignty, Warren has done more harm with this DNA test than she ever did with her false claim of being Cherokee. I truly hope authentic Native Americans watch what she does more than they listen to what she says. She is not a friend to us or our tribal governments. Instead, she is a "skeen yoneg" [white devil] and she's leading an attack on tribal sovereignty that could destroy...
  • Lindsey Graham to take DNA test to find Native American roots: 'I think I can beat' Elizabeth Warren

    10/16/2018 8:08:26 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 73 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 16, 2018 | Caitlin Yilek
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is ready to show up Sen. Elizabeth Warren, saying Tuesday he plans to take a DNA test to find out whether he has more Native American heritage than she does. “I’m going to take a DNA test,” Graham told “Fox and Friends” on Tuesday. “I’ve been told my grandmother was part Cherokee Indian. It may all just be talk.” Graham said he would reveal the results on the show in a couple weeks.
  • Warren accuses Trump of ‘creepy’ comments about her DNA test

    10/16/2018 1:00:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    WTOP-TV ^ | October 16, 2018 | Darlene Superville, The Associated Press
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren suggested President Donald Trump’s comment about him personally administering a DNA test to her to prove her Native American heritage is “creepy.” She tweeted Monday that the president makes “creepy physical threats” about women who scare him, including her. “He’s trying to do what he always does to women who scare him: call us names, attack us personally, shrink us down to feel better about himself,” the Massachusetts Democrat responded on Twitter after Trump made the comment during an appearance in Georgia. “It may soothe his ego – but it won’t work.”(continued)
  • South Korea honors Ute Tribe veterans for service during Korean War

    10/01/2018 12:25:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    KSL-TV ^ | September 30, 2018 | Jed Boal
    FORT DUCHESNE, Uintah County – A delegation from the South Korean government visited Utah to thank several members of the Ute Tribe for their service on behalf of the Korean people. The Korean War has often been referred to as, “The Forgotten War.” The South Korean government made sure the sacrifices of 19 Native Americans from the Ute Tribe were not forgotten in Fort Duchesne Thursday. A solemn ceremony was held at a war memorial for American war heroes, with Native American reverence and blessings from the Ute Tribe. “Even when I think about it, I get emotional,” said John...
  • Warren unloads on Trump administration over stalled Indian casino project

    09/10/2018 7:26:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 10, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren slammed the Trump administration after it threw a $1 billion casino project into doubt by ruling the federal government could not take land into trust for a Massachusetts tribe, an issue she has championed as she fights criticism over her disputed claims of Cherokee ancestry. The Massachusetts Democrat vowed to move forward with legislation after the Bureau of Indian Affairs admitted defeat Friday in its two-year search for a legal avenue to take 320 acres into trust on behalf of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe. The Interior Department agreed in 2015 to hold land in trust for the...
  • Indians remove Chief Wahoo from sleeve for series in Toronto

    09/06/2018 7:01:12 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    AP ^ | Sept. 6, 2018
    TORONTO — The Cleveland Indians have removed the Chief Wahoo logo from the sleeve of their uniforms for a four-game series in Toronto. The decision to nix the logo was partially driven by a failed legal challenge against the team when it played in Toronto during the 2016 AL Championship Series. While Cleveland played the Blue Jays, a lawsuit was filed to have the logo and team name banned from Canadian TV. A judge dismissed the case.
  • Native Americans push schools to include their story in California history classes

    07/29/2018 10:40:59 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 88 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 7/29/18 | Carolyn Jones
    California 4th-graders have studied Golden State geography, people and history. Now, historians and Native American teachers are pushing to broaden that curriculum to include more on the culture and history of the state’s original inhabitants. “For so many years, the story of California Indians has never really been part of classrooms,” said Rose Borunda, an education professor at Sacramento State University and a coordinator of the California Indian History Curriculum Coalition. “Our story has never been present. It’s often sidestepped because it’s inconvenient. But it’s the truth, and students should learn it.” Borunda, who is Native American, and her colleagues...
  • 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...
  • ‘DACA Fix’: High-Skilled Indian Workers Rally to Support Trump’s Merit-Based Immigration Program

    02/06/2018 5:40:22 PM PST · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Big Government ^ | 2/6/18 | Adelle Nazarian
    Hundreds of high-skilled Indians and Indian Americans rallied in front of the White House on Saturday in support of President Donald Trump’s merit-based immigration plan and called for ending the visa lottery system and chain migration while debunking the mainstream media’s attempts to label the commander-in-chief a racist.Most of those present were experts in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) field. The rally was organized by the Republican Hindu Coalition (RHC), a Hindu-American community organization founded by Chicago-based inventor and entrepreneur Shalabh “Shalli” Kumar in 2015 under the leadership of Speaker Newt Gingrich, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and many other senior leaders...
  • Hostiles Review: Thoughtful Western showcases strong characters

    02/03/2018 7:06:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 3, 2018 | John Hanlon
    The new Western Hostiles begins with an unshakably violent event. A small family is attacked and brutalized by a group of Native Americans. There’s no justification for the violence. Only bloodshed. There’s no moral ambiguity in that sequence but as the film tells a larger story, moral ambivalence takes center stage as the story explores the omnipresence of violence in the Old West. Set in 1896, the feature stars Oscar winner Christian Bale as Captain Joseph J. Blocker. Blocker is a weary warrior who has seen his share of violence and engaged in his share of battles. He’s seen friends...
  • The Russian Dossier: Enter, Sid

    02/01/2018 10:15:44 AM PST · by harwood · 23 replies
    The strange case of the Russian dossier got even stranger this week with a new report from the Guardian raising a name from the seamy side of Clinton past. A “second Trump-Russia dossier” has been turned over to the FBI, the Guardian reported. The second dossier was compiled by Cody Shearer, who the Guardian identifies as a “a controversial political activist and former journalist who was close to the Clinton White House in the 1990s.” That’s putting it mildly. Shearer in fact has long been linked to the sleaziest aspects of the Clinton operation, mainly through his close relationship with...