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Elizabeth Warren calls Donald Trump’s ‘Pocahontas’ references disrespectful

Thursday 21:53 GMT

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren says President Donald Trump’s use of the nickname “Pocahontas” is disrespectful in her most expansive public remark on the topic yet. On the campaign trail, and after he became president, Trump has continually called Warren, “Pocahontas.”

Trump calls Elizabeth Warren ‘Pocahontas’ at event honouring Native American veterans. Warren has previously called the term a “slur” but expanded on her thoughts in an appearance before the National Congress of American Indians on Wednesday. She accused Trump of reducing native history to “the butt of a joke” at her expense, and twisting native history – something that she says has been done before.

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Source: New York Times

Elizabeth Warren, Addressing Claims of Native Ancestry, Vows to Press for Tribes

Friday 01:34 GMT

Senator Elizabeth Warren addressed questions about her racial heritage and vowed in a speech on Wednesday to a group of tribes to do more for Native Americans, using an unannounced appearance to confront a political liability before a potential bid for president.

She set aside the fable and talked about the preadolescent Powhatan girl who married a Jamestown settler, helped secure a tenuous peace in colonial Virginia and was ultimately sent to London, where she died at about 21.. “Indigenous people have been telling the story of Pocahontas — the real Pocahontas — for four centuries,” Ms. Warren said, adding, “And, for almost as long, her story has been taken away by powerful people who twisted it to serve their own purposes.”

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Source: New York Times

Elizabeth Warren, Addressing Claims of Native Ancestry, Vows to Press for Tribes

Friday 01:34 GMT

Senator Elizabeth Warren addressed questions about her racial heritage and vowed in a speech on Wednesday to a group of tribes to do more for Native Americans, using an unannounced appearance to confront a political liability before a potential bid for president.

She set aside the fable and talked about the preadolescent Powhatan girl who married a Jamestown settler, helped secure a tenuous peace in colonial Virginia and was ultimately sent to London, where she died at about 21.. “Indigenous people have been telling the story of Pocahontas — the real Pocahontas — for four centuries,” Ms. Warren said, adding, “And, for almost as long, her story has been taken away by powerful people who twisted it to serve their own purposes.”


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