Another day, another academician caught in a LIE about their use of false native ancestry to get ahead.
UC Berkeley Professor
Why do people want to be like Elizabeth Warren? Or Ward Churchill? Or Andrea Smith? PRETENDIAN, they name is Elizabeth HOOVER. It's still a growing cancer, to steal benefits from real native Americans
From Karen Townsend at HOT AIR:
This controversy has been going on for months. In October 2022, Hoover admitted she had no documents to prove her ancestry. She was hired by UC – Berkeley in 2020 as part of a diversity program. She specializes in environmental justice in Native American communities. On her new personal website, she issued her statement and said she will no longer claim Mohawk and Mi’kmaq ancestry. She is being labeled a pretendian.
I asked Are Pretendians the Reason for a spike in Native Population?
Students are checked harder than professors about their backgrounds. It's getting ridiculous.