Paul From Minneapolis

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Just Another White Guy With a Master's Degree (Again)

“Ward Churchill's claim of membership in the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians is fraudulent, according to a scathing statement released by the tribal office...

““’The United Keetoowah Band would like to make it clear that Mr. Churchill IS NOT a member of the Keetoowah Band and was only given an honorary 'associate membership' in the early 1990s because he could not prove any Cherokee ancestry.’"

Still, Churchill insists there is other evidence of his Indigenous roots, and points to the contracts for his lucrative college speaking engagements, where he states his fee in terms of “plenty wampum.”