Author Topic: Elizabeth Hoover: "Native food sovereignty figure admits no tribal connections"  (Read 28624 times)

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"A scholar who has made a name for herself in Native food sovereignty circles has vowed to stop claiming to be of “Mohawk/Mi’kmaq descent” after looking into her background. . . "

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"Scholar hired as part of diversity cohort now admits no proof of Mohawk ancestry"

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"'I am a white person'  Elizabeth Hoover aka Liz Hoover 'deeply sorry' for wrongdoing but won't leave prominent perch in academia"


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ELIZABETH M HOOVER's Letter of Apology and Accountability, first posted October 20, 2022, has been been substantially revised on May 1, 2023. Between the first version (bottom of page) and the new version (top of page) this has been inserted:

Statement about Identity
I recognize that this original statement I put forward in October 2022 in an effort to explain my situation, ultimately caused more harm. I have chosen to keep this statement here to be transparent about my impacts and how I communicated about this issue in the past.

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A Professor Claimed to Be Native American. Did She Know She Wasn’t?

"Elizabeth Hoover, who has taught at Brown and Berkeley, insists that she made an honest mistake. Her critics say she has been lying for more than a decade." by Jay Caspian Kang - February 26, 2024

Her story looks to have changed many times, and though she's made promises to no longer call herself Native, and to cease representing and participating in community events, there are multiple reports in this article that she has not kept these promises.