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Paper to retract Churchill quote of 'not' being Indian

The Honolulu Star-Bulletin is publishing a retraction today after running a story that quoted University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill as admitting he was "not" Native American.

Churchill spoke at the University of Hawaii on Tuesday night. When the subject of his heritage came up, the paper quoted him as saying, "Let's cut to the chase; I am not" Indian.

But the paper reviewed the audio and said it made a mistake. Other media outlets also said Churchill did not concede his lack of Indianness.

At various times, Churchill has claimed Cherokee, Keetowah, Creek, Cree and Metis ancestry. Churchill claims the media has erroneously reported his heritage.

Get the Story:
CU prof's Hawaii speech misquoted (The Denver Post 2/24)
Hawaiian newspaper misquotes Churchill (The Denver Rocky Mountain News 2/24)
Churchill misquoted in article on UH speech (The Honolulu Star-Bulletin 2/24)

Churchill's 9/11 Essay:
"Some People Push Back" On the Justice of Roosting Chickens (Pockets of Resistance September 2001)

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