A group of more than 150 Cherokees—enrolled Cherokees and descendants from the three federally recognized Cherokee tribes; the Cherokee Nation, the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians, and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians—demanded today that Elizabeth Warren tell the truth about her “Cherokee” ancestry and identity.
The newly established group has not yet established a specific organizational structure, but it already has a website and Facebook page, each proclaiming loudly the group’s name, “Cherokees Demand Truth from Elizabeth Warren,” with a pointed message to Ms. Warren included in the logo:
You claim to be Cherokee.
You forget, it isn’t who you claim, but instead, who claims you.
We don’t claim you!
Twila Barnes and David Cornsilk are spokespeople for the group.
In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, Ms. Barnes had a direct message for Elizabeth Warren:
I would like to meet with Ms. Warren, in person, and explain why her false claim of Cherokee ancestry is an issue. She can ignore the questions of a reporter, but can she ignore the questions of a real Cherokee?
Though our ancestors suffered, they also overcame and thrived, but they paid a very high price for us to be able to claim our heritage. That heritage belongs to us, and no one else. For Ms. Warren to have claimed that heritage and used it for her own selfish purposes is disrespectful and disgusting.
Read More at breitbart.com. By Michael Patrick Leahy.
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