Wednesday, 23 May, 2018

Elizabeth Warren Finally Responds To Donald Trump's 'Pocahontas' Slur

Sen. Elizabeth Warren addresses Trump's 'Pocahontas' slur, defends Native American roots Elizabeth Warren Gives Speech to Native American Group and Brings Up Pocahontas — Yes, Really
Sammy Stanley | 15 February, 2018, 18:24

Direct claims of native ancestry in the 17-minute speech came down to the following: "My mother's family was part Native-American".

To that end, Ms. Warren, an Oklahoma native, used a recounting of her roots to not just tell her family's ethnic story but to present a tale of Dust Bowl hardship that has the makings of a stump speech aimed at inoculating her against charges of being a member of the coastal elite.

During her speech at this NCAI event - its 2018 Executive Council Winter Session - Warren also used the opportunity to take multiple swings at President Donald Trump, whose treatment of native American Indians she described as "disrespectful".

However, Trump has frequently called Warren by the name "Pocahontas", a reference to the daughter of a Native American chief in the 17th century.

Warren, 68, is running for re-election to the Senate and is widely considered a possible 2020 presidential contender.

She went on to address the problems in the Native American community and promised that she would share their stories in Congress. "You won't find my family members on any rolls, and I'm not enrolled in a tribe".

"We have a president who can't make it through a ceremony honoring Native American war heroes without reducing Native history, Native culture, Native people to the butt of a joke", Warren said.

Warren has cited family stories to claim Cherokee and Delaware Indian heritage, and her background has been publicly questioned since at least 2012.

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"I'm more concerned with what she stands for than who she claims to be, and the fact is she is a major contributor to the negative dynamic and dysfunction in Washington", Lindstrom said. "I respect that distinction", she continued. The Washington Post's "Fact Checker" column declined in 2016 to rate the assertion as true or false, but noted that "there is no documented proof of Warren's self-proclaimed, partial Native American heritage, which experts have noted is hard to prove to begin with".

In her speech, Warren acknowledged the controversy over her heritage that first surfaced in 2012, when she successfully challenged incumbent Sen.

Warren highlighted the lack of access to the banking system faced by many American Indians, as well as the lack of modern infrastructure on many reservations.

"I'm here today to make a promise", Warren said. That's nice, but the story doesn't address her own false claims of Cherokee ancestry.

During the campaign, law school directories from the Association of American Law Schools from 1986 to 1995 surfaced that put Warren on the association's list of "minority law teachers" when she was teaching at the University of Texas and the University of Pennsylvania. Warren (once again) responded to the incident, calling it "deeply unfortunate" that the President thinks a racial slur will "shut her up".

The Senator added that she had never used her family tree to "get a break or get ahead", and denied ever using it to advance her career. "We appreciate her candor, humility and honesty, and look forward to working with her as a champion for Indian Country".

"In the fairy tale, Pocahontas and John Smith meet and fall in love", Warren said.

"For far too long, your story has been pushed aside, to be trotted out only in cartoons and commercials", Warren said.

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