Left-wing politicians like Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren can usually count on the support of people who write on Think Progress, an unabashedly liberal website. However, one writer, who is of legitimate Cherokee heritage, used the site to call out fake Cherokee Warren for her fraud.
Wrote Rebecca Nagle in her surprising slam on Democrat Warren, “She was not a hero to me when she failed to foster a haven of support for Native students within Harvard University’s alienating Ivy League culture. She is not a hero for spending years awkwardly avoiding Native leaders. She is not a hero because, despite claiming to be the only Native woman in the U.S. Senate, she has done nothing to advance our rights.”
Nagle went on, “She is not from us. She does not represent us. She is not Cherokee.” She then criticized former Harvard professor Warren for having “categorized herself as ‘Native American’ during a time when the minority status served her career and later dropped the marker after gaining tenure.”
She then penned an apology for fake Cherokee Warren to give to real Cherokees. It read, “I am deeply sorry to the Native American people who have been greatly harmed by my misappropriation of Cherokee identity. I want to especially apologize to the over 350,000 citizens of Cherokee Nation, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and the United Keetoowah Band.”
It went on, “In my family, there is an oral history of being Cherokee, however, research on my genealogy going back over 150 years does not reveal a single Native ancestor. Like many Americans who grew up with family members claiming to be Cherokee, I now know that my family’s stories were based on myth rather than fact. I am not enrolled in any of the three Federally recognized Cherokee Tribes, nor am I an active member of any Cherokee or Native American community.” Do you think fraud Warren needs to apologize to actual Cherokees?
“She is not from us. She does not represent us. She is not Cherokee.” —Rebecca Nagle, a Citizen of Cherokee Nation and a two spirit (queer) woman https://t.co/ClF5XnDlKa #Pocahontas @SenWarren @HowieCarrShow pic.twitter.com/YhyIpdZLgk
— nwsltr (@nwsltrMe) November 30, 2017