I can proudly claim to be 25% Dena'ina. I have a great deal of direct evidence and documentation to prove and support this. I compiled this information with some difficulty as I was legally adopted to a non-Native family. Ms. Warren appears to have 0% of Native blood. Ms. Warren does not have any records or documentation---zip. To box-check as you say without knowing/or being what you check is a fraud. Regardless of her Party or other deeds, she perpetrated a fraud. She did so by box-checking, her Cherokee cookbook recipe contributions, representing, (however tacitly), as a minority person of "color" in several academic settings...but Ms. Warren is NOT Cherokee or Delaware. Her roots are Northern European. She can't be of Indian heritage and have no trace of ancestry originally from Turtle Island. This could be proven with absolute clarity by conducting DNA testing. There’s no harm and no foul? I heartily disagree. To date; she has a picture of a relative with high-cheekbones and 5 published cookbook recipes. No harm no foul...? Frankly, Judge, her insensitivity to speak as a Cherokee women...but not to be one; is most foul!
Friday, May 18, 2012 - 22:25