Skip to comments.Cherokee Group: Warren Statement on Heritage 'Virtually Spit in Our Faces'
Posted on 05/30/2012 2:37:18 PM PDT by Nachum
Masslive.com is reporting the latest bizarre twist in the saga of Elizabeth Warren likely false claims of Native American heritage. In a statement that would make Richard Nixon blush with shame, Warren has, effectively, told the new Cherokees Demand Truth from Elizabeth Warren group launched this morning by Cherokee genealogist Twila Barnes and fellow Cherokee David Cornsilk to go away and stop bothering her.
As Masslive.com reports this afternoon:
In a statement following the launch of Barnes' new website, Warren's press secretary Alethea Harney said it is time to move past the issue.
"Over the past month Elizabeth has answered countless questions openly while the people who recruited her have made it clear it was because of her extraordinary skill as a teacher and a groundbreaking scholar. She is proud of her family and her heritage, and it is something that her family talked about often when she was growing up," Harney said. "The fact that Elizabeth noted her heritage in a professional publication has been made public and addressed by Elizabeth on multiple occasions. Its time to focus on the important issues facing Massachusetts. There are real issues middle class families are dealing with every day and thats where Elizabeth is focused."
Barnes was not impressed with Warren's statement: "She just 'virtually' spit in our faces. She has not admitted the truth about her ancestry. Until she does, we will not be silent."
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But she can't get her hand out because it is so tightly wraped around the object of her lies and fraud and she just can't bring herself to let it go. She's entirely invested in and believes her own Bravo Sierra.
What a tangled web we weave...
You know....if Ted Kennedy was around....I think he’d be laughing his ass off at this whole Indian thing. She’s stumbled pretty good, and I just don’t see how any independent voters can clearly vote for her. Maybe even a quarter of all Democrats are laughing over this whole thing.
Pretty soon the Cherokees will be getting a call that there might be a problem with the transfer of Federal funds to tribal coffers.
This is no big deal to the majority of folks out in the U.S.
Many people are fractionally part American Indian. I know it is true in my family. As long as Elizabeth Warren is not demanding to be recognized as a part of the tribe, the Cherokee groups going ofter her on this issue look ridiculous.
I think of it as a sign of respect. Warren pretending to be Cherokee is like Romney pretending to be conservative. Both are trying to bask in the glory that the groups they are imitating actually deserve.
“Warren’s press secretary Alethea Harney said it is time to move past the issue.”
Move past it? In your dreams. If she lies so easily about this, she can be trusted in future matters? Yeah, this is an issue you can’t move past despite your prayers to “great grandfather”—pathological liars.
My Dad and some old family members used to tell us we had 1/32nd Indian.
All of them are deceased now.
A distant relative recently did an extensive family history. No Indian shows up on my father’s paternal side.
I looked at some websites that had my father’s material ancestry, and no Indian shows up there either.
I think many families that resided in the west/southwest claimed Indian heritage, but many of those were just stories that sounded good.
Of course, most of them don’t use the ‘tall tales’ to further their political careers or sell cookbooks.
Not really. They have a purpose and a point. My daughter-in-law is a "card carrying" Cherokee (she is 1/16").
Her Grandmother registered her in the tribe when she was born and now my grandson is also a "card carrying" member of the tribe. This is passed down only by those who are registered tribe members.
What is the potential impact? She was granted a full ride scholarship to a major university's nursing school, in exchange for two years work (with pay and housing allowance)at a reservation medical center which she has completed.
1/16th is not much, but she was one of only three applicants who had tribal cards, all three received scholarships.
By accepting Warren as a "native", this opens up the door to others claiming to be "native-by-Family-lore".
I hope she gets scalped in the election (figuratively speaking of course).
My Great, Great, Great Grandmother is Cherokee, and I have never tried to get an advatage because of it.
I am proud of it.
(comment is sarcasm (and you know it's true too))
Same here. I’m five generations from a full-blood Cherokee (also a grandmother) or 1/32.
I think most of us are appalled by her shameless use of the heritage for her career.
Her retailing of a tribe is enough to make a murder of crows blush, but of course Democrats are harder to shame than that .......
You DIL made a choice which is her legal right to do so. I have no quibble with her actions.
Four years ago I discovered that my greatgrandmother was listed on the 1900 census as colored. Dad always knew there was a family secret, only not what it was.
We had already known that someone in the family geneology, probably as far back as the 18th century, was an American Indian. I’m not a “card carrying” anything, and would never be one even if eligible.
My nephew’s paternal grandmother is half-Cherokee, but none of her children were ever registered, and neither was she. Nice to know information, but with us you make it on your own and not because of government largesse.
My nephew and myself are multiracial. Does it benefit me? No. Should we keep it secret? Hell no!
Forty years ago, I remember reading that approximately 60% of U.S. citizens are part American Indian. Geneological data has revealed to a great many people that they are other races, as well. Should they keep their mouths shut? I hope not.
The problem as I see it is when someone uses this information to try and claim a legal benefit, an entitlement, from the Federal Government.
Did Elizabeth Warren do that? I haven’t read that she has done so but perhaps I am wrong. Do you know?
I cannot say categorically that she purposefully mislead others to believe she was Native. However, she was certainly aware that they were listing her as a minority for theirs (or hers?) advantage.
To be honest, I am not upset about the heritage issue, we all have a past. (My paternal Grandmother refused to identify her father's real name and where he was from or why he left Sweden).
Is what this whole thing tells me is that Warren does not have the character that we need in our leaders.
I can tolerate (but never vote for) an honest liberal, but I despise those who lie and practice to deceive from us their true intentions, but that pretty much includes them all.
Exactly...she used this tale to promote herself and to advance her career.
Once you decide to go that route, you had better vet the story and make sure it is the truth. There are all sorts of acolades. monetary, preference, etc. that go along with a certain degree of Indian ancestry in today’s America.
“Is what this whole thing tells me is that Warren does not have the character that we need in our leaders.”
THAT is the true issue here. If she wasn’t a member of a tribe, she should never have been listed as a minority by the school.
I would really like to see the day come when we’re all just Americans with no hyphens for distinguishment.
Lol. Maybe she’s Pembina Nation??
Not when she’s been riding the diversity gravy train throughout her career.
Many Americans in the past two hundred years have claimed to be Italian or Italian Swiss just to hide their actual race, either Black or American Indian.
Looking through geneological records may or may not help when someone in the past is trying to hide their racial origins.
It has certainly been that way for Melungeons. Recent DNA testing has shown that many are sub-saharan negro and european genetically, not American Indian or Turkish.
So proud to live!
So proud to Lie!
Watching her arrogant, clueless condescension in the face of total humiliation is so much fun!
Dear Cherokee Group:
Sure, just like it’s no big deal when someone dresses up in costume and pretends to be a veteran....
1%ers like Warren care about actual disadvantaged groups when?!
Maybe you ought to read some of my further posts before equating this with being a veteran, which by the way, I am.
Hmmmm....so the relevancy of someone co-opting another groups status doesn’t apply?
Let me find another post and get back to you.
Big deal. I supposedly have Black Foot and Cherokee in my bloodline.
Sadly, I don’t look one bit “High Cheek Bone Native American”. I got purdy blue eyes, Whitey Skin Covering, Hairy Legs(Sasquatch secretly envies me) and I guess I’m off the reservation because, as I’ve told my Mom, all my life “Who wants to self identify with the losing side?”
I knew Wilma Mankiller of the Cherokee tribe, George of the Pawnee tribe(forgot his last name but that was interesting how met) and Martha Moore Barker of Quapaw descent and worked for/with me. Martha Introduced me to The Osage Nation and The Ponca Nation.
Through their good referrals I was introduced to the rest of The Five Civilized Tribes.
I still don’t feel anymore Native American than before I met them nor do I feel the need to claim some faux heritage for the experience.
Why in the heck do people feel the need to put an asterisk to their name and really, really believe it garners them favors as being part of some down trodden group?
I am an American of the United States of America. I don’t need some cuddly, feel good, cheap azz, pejorative which is distinctly insignificant if at all to make me fool good or fool people into thinking I have some “really kewl history” behind me.
I tell yuh, it’s stoopit.
I also hear tell I have German, Irish, Scottish and English bloodline. To me I’m just an amalgam of the winning tribes of Celtic and Germanic “Native Europeans” and well, I guess we won.
But really, I’m just a red blooded, USMALE, stamped right here in the Best Country in the world.
Genuine American Made.
“Genuine American Made.”
I agree with everything you’ve said.
One thing is for sure. Romney certainly has “someone” who can trace her family tree.
But looking up family trees can be dangerous. I know one guy who looked up his family tree and a monkey $h!t in his face.
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