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"Churchill has stated, "I am myself of Muscogee and Creek descent on my father's side, Cherokee on my mother's, and am an enrolled member of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians."[11][12] He wrote elsewhere that he is one-eighth Creek and one-sixteenth Cherokee.[13] In 1993, Churchill told the Colorado Daily that, “he was one-sixteenth Creek and Cherokee???.[14] Churchill told the Denver Post in February 2005 that he is three-sixteenths Cherokee.[6] The United Keetoowah Band clarified that Churchill was never an enrolled member, but was awarded an honorary associate membership in 1994, as were Bill Clinton and others;[15][16] honorary membership is not an indication of ethnicity.[17] The Keetoowah Band states that Churchill still holds the associate membership, that it hasn't been rescinded, and that the Keetoowah Band stopped recognizing such "honorary" memberships in 1994.[17][18][19]

The Rocky Mountain News, in 2005, published a genealogy of Churchill, and reported "no evidence of a single Indian ancestor" [of Churchill's]. The News reports that both of Churchill's birth parents are listed as white on the 1930 census, as are all of his other known ancestors on previous censuses and other official documents.[20] The Denver Post's genealogical investigation resulted in the same conclusion."

Sorry but just finishing the research on the small pox
and ward stole them.

he is a fake

AIM's take on Churchill....


P.O. Box 13521
Minneapolis MN 55414
612/ 721-3914 . fax 612/ 721-7826
Email: aimggc@worldnet.att.net
Web Address: www.aimovement.org


Ward Churchill was scheduled to speak at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York on February 3, 2005. His appearance was canceled by the college after he caused a public furor over his loathsome remarks about the 9-11 tragedy in New York. AIM's Grand Governing Council has been dealing with Churchill's hateful attitude and rip-off of Indian people for years.


The American Indian Movement Grand Governing Council representing the National and International leadership of the American Indian Movement once again is vehemently and emphatically repudiating and condemning the outrageous statements made by academic literary and Indian fraud, Ward Churchill in relationship to the 9-11 tragedy in New York City that claimed thousands of innocent people’s lives.

Churchill’s statement that these people deserved what happened to them, and calling them little Eichmanns, comparing them to Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann, who implemented Adolf Hitler’s plan to exterminate European Jews and others, should be condemned by all.

The sorry part of this is Ward Churchill has fraudulently represented himself as an Indian, and a member of the American Indian Movement, a situation that has lifted him into the position of a lecturer on Indian activism. He has used the American Indian Movement’s chapter in Denver to attack the leadership of the official American Indian Movement with his misinformation and propaganda campaigns.

Ward Churchill has been masquerading as an Indian for years behind his dark glasses and beaded headband. He waves around an honorary membership card that at one time was issued to anyone by the Keetoowah Tribe of Oklahoma. Former President Bill Clinton and many others received these cards, but these cards do not qualify the holder a member of any tribe. He has deceitfully and treacherously fooled innocent and naïve Indian community members in Denver, Colorado, as well as many other people worldwide. Churchill does not represent, nor does he speak on behalf of the American Indian Movement.

New York’s Hamilton College Kirklands Project should be aware that in their search for truth and justice, the idea that they have hired a fraud to speak on Indian activism is in itself a betrayal of their goals.

Dennis J. Banks, Ojibwa Nation
Chairman of the Board
American Indian Movement
Phone: 218-654-5885

Nee Gon Nway Wee Dung, aka, Clyde H. Bellecourt, Ojibwa Nation
National Executive Director
American Indian Movement
Cell: 612-251-5836
Office: 612-724-3129

Press Contact:
WaBun-Inini, aka, Vernon Bellecourt, Ojibwa Nation
Executive Committee Member
Director Council on Foreign Relations
American Indian Movement
Office: 612-721-3914
Cell: 612-889-0796

See the following:

Us vs AIM

Us vs AIM Backgound

Indian Country Today: Editors' Report

Keetoowah Tribe Response

The Public's Response

Churchill Cartoon

For more information regarding Churchill’s fraudulent enrollment:

United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians of Oklahoma
Enrollment officer: 918-431-0385 or 918-456-8698
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--- Quote from: earthw7 on March 27, 2008, 05:43:22 pm ---Sorry but just finishing the research on the small pox
and ward stole them.

he is a fake

--- End quote ---

Not sure about the plagiarism charges; I have read a couple of his books and they are heavily footnoted. Academic literature tends to be highly derivative and as long as the proper sources are given, it works out......apparently until a major controversy erupts in another area in which the writer becomes an embarrassment to the institution he is associated with. I understand some of his more controversial contentions, but have to agree they were in bad form for someone who claims Cherokee.  Most enrolled Cherokee folks don't appreciate minimally connected people who go around waving a card as if it entitled them to be sogwili ukshojaneda (jackass). People I know at the United Keetoowah Band told me that Churchill was supposed to have helped the UKB write a history of the Band which he is said not to have done. He spoke at University of Hawaii some years ago when the furor first erupted but i was unable to approach him to ask questions. Overall his tone and demeanor were very unCherokee which is the clincher for me, not his skin tone or his family's racial listing on the census.

While I am sure there are many professors of all races that would be qualified to fill a post a s professor of Native American studies.  It seems to me that in all fairness the post should go to a qualified Native American who was raised in the culture.  His/Her insights would be so much more Germaine to the subject don't you think.  "LOM"


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