Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Cherokee Nation Chief Bill John Baker Denounces Offensive actions By MA Senator Scott Brown Staffers

No word on his denunciation of candidate Elizabeth Warren's fake claim of Cherokee ancestry.  Nevertheless, he is correct on this issue 

The Cherokee Nation is disappointed in and denounces the disrespectful actions of staffers and supporters of Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown. The conduct of these individuals goes far beyond what is appropriate and proper in political discourse. The use of stereotypical “war whoop chants” and “tomahawk chops” are offensive and downright racist. It is those types of actions that perpetuate negative stereotypes and continue to minimize and degrade all native peoples.

The individuals involved in this unfortunate incident are high ranking staffers in both the senate office and the Brown campaign. A campaign that would allow and condone such offensive and racist behavior must be called to task for their actions.

The Cherokee Nation is a modern, productive society, and I am blessed to be their chief. I will not be silent when individuals mock and insult our people and our great nation.

We need individuals in the United States Senate who respect Native Americans and have an understanding of tribal issues. For that reason, I call upon Sen. Brown to apologize for the offensive actions of his staff and their uneducated, unenlightened and racist portrayal of native peoples.

-Bill John Baker, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation


Anonymous said...

His people were insensitive louts, but Elizabeth Warren is STILL not Cherokee, nor Native.

Unknown said...

Well anonymous Stanley Anne Hood was accused of by a medical doctor Mary Mcginnis of being German.

This doctor also misdiagnosed her. She told the woman that it was all in her head when the woman complained of acute pain in the abdomen. Turned out the woman, Ms. Stanley Anne Hood had a block bile duct and almost died of it.

As I have been told the American Indians know who is what. They have no problem of that. They just know who is and who isn't. You can ask them about that.

The USA government and individuals are not the deciding factor in that.

These families that are being kicked out? Well the problem or question is are they being ostracized?? Are they being kicked out for good reason??? What have these individuals been up to lately??? Yes you can be officially kicked out. There are no favorites. There are rules.

Anonymous said...

Anyone else notice that the Cherokee Chief is a white man? White features, white skin. He's probably a fake Indian too, which is why he is so defensive. Me thinks Baker doth protest too much