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Sen. Elizabeth Warren still facing Indian heritage questions and jokes
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren still facing Indian heritage questions and jokes (March 13, 2018)

With jokes about powwows and questions about DNA tests, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) is still facing doubts about her Indian heritage.

Tribal leaders cheer surprise speaker as meeting in D.C. winds down
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Tribal leaders cheer surprise speaker as meeting in D.C. winds down (February 14, 2018)

Tribal leaders gave a standing ovation to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) after a surprise speech in which she promised to stand up for Native Americans and their issues.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren at the National Congress of American Indians
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren at the National Congress of American Indians (February 14, 2018)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) made her first-ever appearance before the National Congress of American Indians on February 14, 2018.

Jacqueline Keeler: Pocahontas is a reminder of our missing and murdered sisters
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Jacqueline Keeler: Pocahontas is a reminder of our missing and murdered sisters (December 4, 2017)

Pocahontas is a reminder of the indigenous women who are missing and murdered every year.

Cronkite News: President Trump overshadows Code Talkers with 'Pocahontas' jab
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Cronkite News: President Trump overshadows Code Talkers with 'Pocahontas' jab (November 28, 2017)

Tribal groups reacted swiftly after President Donald Trump used an event honoring Native American Code Talkers to call a Democratic senator 'Pocahontas,' what critics called a slur that marred an otherwise positive event.

President Trump stuns Indian Country with 'Pocahontas' slur in front of Navajo war heroes
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President Trump stuns Indian Country with 'Pocahontas' slur in front of Navajo war heroes (November 27, 2017)

President Donald Trump sparked widespread outrage in Indian Country after marring an event featuring Navajo war heroes with a derogatory slur.

President Trump revives 'Pocahontas' insult in speech to gun group
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President Trump revives 'Pocahontas' insult in speech to gun group (May 3, 2017)

The nation's largest tribal advocacy group is condemning President Donald Trump for rehashing an anti-Indian slur.

Terese Marie Mailhot: Native women can't afford the 'nasty' label
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Terese Marie Mailhot: Native women can't afford the 'nasty' label (October 31, 2016)

'Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton can be ‘nasty,’ but I can’t afford the label right now.'

Native youth pressure Hillary Clinton to take a #NoDAPL stand
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Native youth pressure Hillary Clinton to take a #NoDAPL stand (October 26, 2016)

Young members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe are turning the Dakota Access Pipeline into a presidential campaign issue.

Ryan Winn: Donald Trump owes an apology to the first Americans
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Ryan Winn: Donald Trump owes an apology to the first Americans (September 12, 2016)

Currently America’s Native People are living in a time that’s granted them some prosperity despite a history of oppression.

Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation slams Donald Trump for 'bigoted' attacks
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Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation slams Donald Trump for 'bigoted' attacks (July 7, 2016)

The real estate mogul's incendiary comments are extremely personal to members of the Connecticut tribe, whose ancestors survived wars, massacres and slavery.

Simon Moya-Smith: Sen. Elizabeth Warren keeps avoiding Indian Country
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Simon Moya-Smith: Sen. Elizabeth Warren keeps avoiding Indian Country (July 4, 2016)

Native Americans are far more than political fodder, or a white woman's claim to ethnicity. We are your neighbors, and we deserve respect.

Donald Trump rehashes 'Pocahontas' slur as Elizabeth Warren hits road for Hillary Clinton
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Donald Trump rehashes 'Pocahontas' slur as Elizabeth Warren hits road for Hillary Clinton (June 28, 2016)

A supporter of the Republican presidential candidate believes a DNA test could settle the Indian ancestry matter.

April Youpee-Roll: Elizabeth Warren owes more to Indian Country
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April Youpee-Roll: Elizabeth Warren owes more to Indian Country (June 24, 2016)

Indian identity is not a mythical connection to a long romanticized (and assumed long dead) people.

Navajo Republicans divided on Donald Trump's 'Pocahontas' slur
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Navajo Republicans divided on Donald Trump's 'Pocahontas' slur (June 17, 2016)

Carlyle Begaye wished the presidential candidate would use a different term while Shawn Redd was all for the attacks.

Terese Mailhot: Indigenous voices can impact America's election
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Terese Mailhot: Indigenous voices can impact America's election (June 10, 2016)

Lifting each other’s voices up, fighting against oppression, and bearing witness and reporting unlawful racist acts can impact our world as we know it.

Alex Jacobs: Huge voter turnout is needed to move the country
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Alex Jacobs: Huge voter turnout is needed to move the country (June 2, 2016)

This country is apparently ready for a political revolution and it’s heading to The Light Side or The Dark Side, depending on your point of view.

Terese Mailhot: Elizabeth Warren is just as bad as Donald Trump
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Terese Mailhot: Elizabeth Warren is just as bad as Donald Trump (June 1, 2016)

So many Indigenous women I admire have come to the defense of Warren, and it feels ugly to say anything against them.

Ruth Hopkins: Elizabeth Warren is counting coup on Donald Trump
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Ruth Hopkins: Elizabeth Warren is counting coup on Donald Trump (May 31, 2016)

Elizabeth Warren is counting coup on Donald Trump and calling him out like only a strong Native woman can.

Sen. Warren stands up to Donald Trump despite his 'Indian' insults
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Sen. Warren stands up to Donald Trump despite his 'Indian' insults (May 10, 2016)

The Democratic lawmaker from Massachusetts is warning the presumptive Republican presidential nominee that using stereotypes and slurs didn't pay off for another opponent.

Donald Trump again derides Sen. Elizabeth Warren as 'the Indian'
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Donald Trump again derides Sen. Elizabeth Warren as 'the Indian' (March 22, 2016)

The Democratic Senator from Massachusetts has claimed Cherokee ancestry but has resisted repeated calls to provide documentation.

Racial shifting common among Americans who claim Native roots
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Racial shifting common among Americans who claim Native roots (June 16, 2015)

More and more Americans are willing to self-identify as Native even if they lack documentation.

Sen. Warren addresses Native American controversy in book
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Sen. Warren addresses Native American controversy in book (April 17, 2014)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) is speaking about her Native American identity controversy for the first time since the 2012 campaign.

Cole DeLaune: New members of Congress ignore Indian needs
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Cole DeLaune: New members of Congress ignore Indian needs (April 22, 2013)

Cole R. DeLaune takes on three new member of Congress -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts), Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota) and Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma): To paraphrase one of the...

Democrat Elizabeth Warren wins Senate seat for Massachusetts
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Democrat Elizabeth Warren wins Senate seat for Massachusetts (November 6, 2012)

Democrat Elizabeth Warren unseated Republican Scott Brown for the U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts in one of the most heated and closely-watched campaigns of the election cycle. Warren faced repeated...

Laura Waterman Wittstock: Enrollment matters often complex
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Laura Waterman Wittstock: Enrollment matters often complex (October 11, 2012)

"A ton of ink has been spilled on the subject of the Elizabeth Warren run for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts. Most of the writing on the Indian side of...

Scott Brown  refers to  Elizabeth Warren  as  'white' in 2nd debate
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Scott Brown refers to Elizabeth Warren as 'white' in 2nd debate (October 2, 2012)

Republican Scott Brown again attacked Democrat Elizabeth Warren about her claims of Indian ancestry at their second debate on Monday night. Brown said Warren considered herself to be "white until...

Cherokee Nation won't question Elizabeth Warren heritage claim
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Cherokee Nation won't question Elizabeth Warren heritage claim (October 1, 2012)

The Cherokee Nation won't question the Indian heritage claims of Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, a spokesperson for the tribe said. Warren, who grew up in Oklahoma,...

David Treuer: Appropriating Indianness an old tradition in the US
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David Treuer: Appropriating Indianness an old tradition in the US (October 1, 2012)

"Just over a week ago, a handful of Senator Scott P. Brown’s supporters gathered in Boston to protest his opponent, Elizabeth Warren. The crowd — making Indian war whoops and...

Fact Checker: Scott Brown, Elizabeth Warren and Indian claim
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Fact Checker: Scott Brown, Elizabeth Warren and Indian claim (September 28, 2012)

"Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) has focused his campaign’s attention back on the self-proclaimed Native American heritage of his Democratic challenger, Harvard Law School professor Elizabeth Warren, who listed herself as...

Paula Peters: There's a Cherokee princess in everyone's family
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Paula Peters: There's a Cherokee princess in everyone's family (September 28, 2012)

"Growing up American Indian, I wish I had a quarter for everyone who gushed to me about being "part Indian," because I'd have enough money to open my own casino....

Sen. Brown was inside bar as aides were  doing tomahawk chop
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Sen. Brown was inside bar as aides were doing tomahawk chop (September 27, 2012)

[YouTube: Scott Brown staffers do "Indian war whoop", "tomahawk chop"] Sen. Scott Brown (R-Massachusetts) was inside a bar greeting supporters as his Capitol Hill aides were outside, making stereotypical...

Gyasi Ross: Sen. Brown's racist and anti-Indian  campaign rally
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Gyasi Ross: Sen. Brown's racist and anti-Indian campaign rally (September 27, 2012)

[YouTube: Scott Brown staffers do "Indian war whoop", "tomahawk chop"] "Senator Scott Brown from Massachusetts. Hold that thought, please—indulge me for a few minutes while we talk about discrimination,...

Sen. Brown warns staff  over   war whoops and tomahawk chops
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Sen. Brown warns staff over war whoops and tomahawk chops (September 27, 2012)

[YouTube: Scott Brown staffers do "Indian war whoop", "tomahawk chop"] Sen. Scott Brown (R-Massachusetts) said he reprimanded his staffers for making stereotypical "war whoops" and doing "tomahawk chops" at...

Suzan Harjo: Race card comes out in Massachusetts campaign
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Suzan Harjo: Race card comes out in Massachusetts campaign (September 27, 2012)

"The senatorial race in Massachusetts is too close to call—between incumbent Senator Scott Brown, Republican, and Harvard Law Professor Elizabeth Warren, Democrat—and could decide which party controls the U.S. Senate....

NCAI criticizes both sides in hot  Senate race in Massachusetts
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NCAI criticizes both sides in hot Senate race in Massachusetts (September 26, 2012)

The National Congress of American Indians is criticizing the U.S. Senate campaigns of both Democrat Elizabeth Warren and Republican Scott Brown, saying the heated race in Massachusetts has become 'extremely disturbing.'

Cherokee chief wants Sen. Brown to apologize for 'racist' acts
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Cherokee chief wants Sen. Brown to apologize for 'racist' acts (September 26, 2012)

Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker is calling on Sen. Scott Brown (R-Massachusetts) to apologize for the "racist" and "offensive" actions of his staff and supporters. Baker was...

Elizabeth Warren responds to   attack on  Indian ancestry claims
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Elizabeth Warren responds to attack on Indian ancestry claims (September 25, 2012)

Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts, is coming under attack again over her claims of Indian ancestry. Warren, who grew up in Oklahoma, has claimed Cherokee...

Elizabeth Warren defends claim of Indian ancestry  at  debate
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Elizabeth Warren defends claim of Indian ancestry at debate (September 21, 2012)

Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts, defended her claims of Indian ancestry in what has been called a very tense debate with incumbent Scott Brown. Warren,...

Sen. McCain amused with Elizabeth Warren's Indian claim
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Sen. McCain amused with Elizabeth Warren's Indian claim (September 18, 2012)

Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) says he knows a lot of Indians but they don't claim any connection to Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts. McCain, the...

Tim Giago: Claiming Indian heritage does not make it right
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Tim Giago: Claiming Indian heritage does not make it right (September 17, 2012)

Notes from Indian Country By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji) © 2012 Unity South Dakota Foundation There is a recurring problem in Indian country that has been a bother for many...

Indian delegates offer ways to test Elizabeth Warren's ancestry
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Indian delegates offer ways to test Elizabeth Warren's ancestry (September 6, 2012)

Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts, took center stage at the 2012 Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night but didn't address her claims of Indian ancestry....

Elizabeth Warren doesn't want to address Indian claims at DNC
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Elizabeth Warren doesn't want to address Indian claims at DNC (September 5, 2012)

Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts, doesn't walk to talk about her claims of Indian ancestry. The Boston Herald asked Warren about her alleged Cherokee ancestry...

Indian delegates at DNC seek a meeting with Elizabeth Warren
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Indian delegates at DNC seek a meeting with Elizabeth Warren (September 4, 2012)

Tribal members who are attending the 2012 Democratic National Convention want to meet with Elizabeth Warren, the U.S. Senate candidate who can't document her alleged Indian ancestry. Warren, who grew...

Cole DeLuane: Elizabeth Warren and the politics of genocide
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Cole DeLuane: Elizabeth Warren and the politics of genocide (August 21, 2012)

"For countless millennial Natives, many of the prescripts of their respective communities are the customs of another country. To be sure, the anthropological erosion is far from complete, and the...

NPR: Elizabeth Warren and questions about her 'Indian' heritage
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NPR: Elizabeth Warren and questions about her 'Indian' heritage (August 9, 2012)

"A controversy about identity has erupted in the race for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts. News outlets revealed Democrat Elizabeth Warren claimed Cherokee ancestry during her academic career, and critics say...

Cherokee women unable to get a meeting with Elizabeth Warren
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Cherokee women unable to get a meeting with Elizabeth Warren (June 22, 2012)

Four Cherokee women tried but were unable to get a meeting with Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts. The women wanted to talk to Warren about...

Harold Monteau: Elizabeth Warren and claims of Indian ancestry
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Harold Monteau: Elizabeth Warren and claims of Indian ancestry (June 21, 2012)

"It has been interesting to follow the media frenzy with regard to Elizabeth Warren and her use of “self-suspected” Indian ancestry to advance her career in academia. The true relevance...

Opinion: Indian identity doesn't always come as an easy answer
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Opinion: Indian identity doesn't always come as an easy answer (June 18, 2012)

"Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Senate candidate, is both criticized and supported for claiming to be one thirty-second Native American, based on family lore. This got me thinking about how contentious...

Opinion: Elizabeth Warren sticks to Indian background claims
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Opinion: Elizabeth Warren sticks to Indian background claims (June 12, 2012)

"I can really empathize with Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic Massachusetts Senate candidate who may owe her connection with Harvard to the school’s belief that she was Native American because I...

Opinion: Ethnic fraud with Elizabeth Warren's tenure at Harvard
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Opinion: Ethnic fraud with Elizabeth Warren's tenure at Harvard (June 11, 2012)

"As an enrolled member of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma, 1981 alumna of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, veteran scholastic administrator, and lifelong Democrat, I am profoundly disturbed by...

Cedric Sunray:  The 'logic' of  what's in and    out  in Indian Country
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Cedric Sunray: The 'logic' of what's in and out in Indian Country (June 11, 2012)

"What and who are the “Ins and Outs” of Indian Country? Okay, so Elizabeth Warren is out as an Indian academic, but the 1/256 by blood folks I have worked...

NPR: David Treuer and Mary Annette Pember talk Indian identity
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NPR: David Treuer and Mary Annette Pember talk Indian identity (June 8, 2012)

"This is TALK OF THE NATION. I'm Neal Conan in Washington. Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren continues to face criticism over undocumented claims she made that for several years...

NPR 'Talk of the Nation' show to air segment on Indian ancestry
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NPR 'Talk of the Nation' show to air segment on Indian ancestry (June 7, 2012)

Proving Indian ancestry will be the subject of a segment on NPR's Talk of the Nation this afternoon. The show will feature author David Treuer (Ojibwe) and freelance journalist Mary...

Column: Indian ancestry claims common throughout Oklahoma
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Column: Indian ancestry claims common throughout Oklahoma (June 5, 2012)

"In 1997, the media told Madeleine Albright something about herself that she swears she didn’t know: Her parents were Jews who converted to Catholicism. They lost relatives in the Holocaust....

Column: Elizabeth Warren has credible Cherokee ancestry claim
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Column: Elizabeth Warren has credible Cherokee ancestry claim (June 4, 2012)

"Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren has no documents to prove her family’s Native American heritage, but I have to give her the benefit of the doubt. First, she was...

Elizabeth Warren faces more criticism over Indian ancestry claim
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Elizabeth Warren faces more criticism over Indian ancestry claim (June 1, 2012)

Elizabeth Warren, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts, is facing increased criticism over her Native American ancestry claims. Warren, who grew up in Oklahoma, says her family has...

Elizabeth Warren defends self-identification as Native American
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Elizabeth Warren defends self-identification as Native American (May 31, 2012)

Elizabeth Warren, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts, said she identified herself as Native American when she worked at two Ivy League law schools. Warren, who grew up...

Opinion: Dining out with Elizabeth Warren's 'Cherokee' recipes
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Opinion: Dining out with Elizabeth Warren's 'Cherokee' recipes (May 29, 2012)

"In recent weeks, much hay has been made of Elizabeth Warren’s claim to an American Indian background, in favor of which proposition the candidate has presented as evidence her mother’s...

Elizabeth Warren cites mother for family's Indian heritage claim
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Elizabeth Warren cites mother for family's Indian heritage claim (May 25, 2012)

Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts, is still being asked about her disputed Indian background. Warren tussled with two reporters yesterday despite polls showing that voters...