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Non-Frauds / Re: Peter Kinew
« Last post by Sparks on Today at 02:22:31 am »
Honorary Doctorate 2011: https://rightojibwe.blogspot.com/2011/10/tobasonakwut-peter-kinew-recieves.html

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Tobasonakwut Kinew – BA — Honorary Doctor of Laws
Tobasonakwut Kinew is an esteemed member of The University of Winnipeg community in his multiple roles as Elder and Faculty for the Indigenous Governance department and Master’s in Development Practice with a focus on Indigenous Development program.

As a compelling role-model and teacher, Mr. Kinew offers a graduate seminar, Pathways to Indigenous Wisdom, where students have their assumptions and world views challenged and enriched by a deep and complex understanding of Indigenous ways of knowing. By decolonizing the mind, students are open to imagining and, later, implementing governance strategies that are embedded in Indigenous teachings.

Born on a trapline in Lake of the Woods, Mr. Kinew was groomed from an early age by Elders for a political career and before the age of six was taken by an Elder to go on a fast and seek his vision. He is a pipe carrier, a high degree member of the Anishinaabe Mite’iwin, and a Sundancer of many years of both the Anishinaabe and Lakota traditions.

Through his long and varied career, he has instilled pride in his people, respect for all Indigenous peoples and their unique ways of thinking and perceiving the world. His journey has taken him to the Banff Centre for Management, the National Indian Brotherhood which he helped to renew in the 1960s, the Assembly of First Nations, and the International Indigenous Knowledge symposium in New Zealand (2009).  He is a founding member of the Native American Academy of Science and was the Elder for the Assembly of First Nations delegation visiting Pope Benedict XVI in April 2009.
Mr. Kinew is described as a man “who can walk in both worlds….who lives his life sharing the Anishinaabe teachings with others, to change the world for the betterment of all peoples,” according to Phil Fontaine, LL.D ’08, former national chief, Assembly of First Nations.Tobasonakwut Kinew works tirelessly to bridge two realities, and leaves everyone he meets richer as a result.

Passed away 2012:
https://passages.winnipegfreepress.com/passage-details/id-198009/Tobasonakwut_Kinew
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/tobasonakwut-kinew-respected-native-elder-dies-1.1138147
https://www.legacy.com/ca/obituaries/theglobeandmail/name/tobasonakwut-kinew-obituary?pid=189960329
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Frauds / Re: Larry Lewis AKA Mashu White Feather
« Last post by Sparks on September 25, 2022, 06:21:58 am »
In this post I'll present examples of his Internet presence, which in total is very large.

Lastly, I will point out some controversial connections with Russia, which should be checked further!

https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/te-manu-korihi/261588/tour-aims-to-restore-traditional-tikanga
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/whanganui-chronicle/news/cherokee-culture-more-than-skin-deep/7C3Y66IR5D6ONB5MOMHBBIGHVY/
https://www.columbiamissourian.com/visuals/photos/mashu-white-feather-sits-on-his-bed/image_d7621836-a446-11e5-8596-db62c26769fd.html

United Nations' context:
https://www.facebook.com/unitednations/photos/a.89524425819/10153348500180820
https://mobile.twitter.com/undiplomatstyle/status/465851681310130179

There is a YouTube channel with 3 videos and 2 subscribers (nice):
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWHztyGM1uoYU-zri8pa6RA

In 2015 he went to Russia — with controversial hosts
Some of the links below contain interesting information, but may be posted at controversial sites:

https://inghelg.livejournal.com/6010.html
"Cherokee Elder: Russia working with the indigenous people much better then USA".

http://anti-global.ru/?p=18072&lang=en
"Alexander Ionov met the activist of Human Rights Movement for Native Americans". — In russian:
http://www.rodina.ru/novosti/Biryukov-i-Ionov-vstretilis-s-zashhitnikami-prav-korennyx-narodov-SSHA

Background: http://anti-global.ru/?page_id=160&lang=en
See also: https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Anti-Globalization_Movement_of_Russia

https://ecology.iww.org/node/3816
"An Investigation into Red-Brown Alliances: Third Positionism, Russia, Ukraine, Syria, and the Western Left".
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Among the AGMR’s other activities are:
    meeting in July 2015, in coordination with Rodina members, self-proclaimed leader of the Cherokee Nation, Mashu White Feather [archive]. The Cherokee Nation however traced his ancestry and found no Native American ancestry.

https://partnershipblog.wordpress.com/category/assads-allies-collection/ (Clickable links at the site)
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The following year, the Anti-Globalization Movement of Russia met with a purported Cherokee Nation elder named “Mashu White Feather” and a representative of the Uhuru Movement, also connected to the Black Agenda Report. They then organized a state-funded conference that drew members of the fascist Italian group Millenium [alt better link Millenium], Mutti’s associate Antonio Grego, and a leading member of the far-right Rodina party, as well as representatives of separatist groups like the Texas Nationalist Movement and the Catalan Solidarity for Independence party. The now-notorious troll factory, the Internet Research Agency, would later invite the Texas Nationalist Movement to join an armed, Islamophobic protest launched by the fake “Heart of Texas,” while also inciting counter-protestors.

http://palestinianpundit.blogspot.com/2018/03/the-multipolar-spin-how-fascists.html
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The multipolar spin: how fascists operationalize left-wing resentment
This article was written by Alexander Reid Ross and originally posted on Southern Poverty Law Center’s Hatewatch blog but was taken down after threat of litigation by Max Blumenthal. It is reproduced here in full.
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The following year, the Anti-Globalization Movement of Russia met with a purported Cherokee Nation elder named “Mashu White Feather” and a representative of the Uhuru Movement, also connected to the Black Agenda Report. They then organized a state-funded conference that drew members of the fascist Italian group Millenium, Mutti’s associate Antonio Grego, and a leading member of the far-right Rodina party, as well as representatives of separatist groups like the Texas Nationalist Movement and the Catalan Solidarity for Independence party. The now-notorious troll factory, the Internet Research Agency, would later invite the Texas Nationalist Movement to join an armed, Islamophobic protest launched by the fake “Heart of Texas,” while also inciting counter-protestors.

You will note that I found the above quote at two sites. I also found it at these links:
https://ravingsofaradicalvagabond.noblogs.org/post/2018/01/15/an-investigation-into-red-brown-alliances/
https://libcom.org/article/investigation-red-brown-alliances-third-positionism-russia-ukraine-syria-and-western-left

Here is one book page where "Mashu White Feather" is mentioned;
https://books.google.no/books?id=9vBLDwAAQBAJ&pg=PT268&lpg=PT268&dq=%22Mashu+White+Feather%22&source=bl&ots=n3M_16jpqj&sig=ACfU3U1EMMDOjM08u8cgq47yxUUMNztzoQ&hl=no&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj77-Kl9q76AhWFVfEDHT_HDFYQ6AF6BQiiARAD#v=onepage&q=%22Mashu%20White%20Feather%22&f=false

More about the book:
https://www.amazon.com/Plot-Destroy-Democracy-Undermining-Dismantling/dp/0316484814/
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Research Needed / Re: TAAF - The Tribal Alliance Against Frauds
« Last post by Sparks on September 25, 2022, 04:44:04 am »
I posted here about their first (and only?) case (Topic "Larry Lewis AKA Mashu White Feather"):

This is a post from 2017: https://nativeamericanfrauds.com/case-1
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Frauds / Re: Larry Lewis AKA Mashu White Feather
« Last post by Sparks on September 25, 2022, 04:39:54 am »
This is a post from 2017: https://nativeamericanfrauds.com/case-1

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Larry Lewis, a.k.a. Mashu White Feather

The investigation into Larry J. Lewis was the first undertaken by the ad hoc committee that would become T.A.A.F. Here are the findings.

Background to the Case No. 1

Basic Details
Lewis' claim to be a member (and elder) of the Cherokee Nation was picked up by individual members of the CN, UKB, and EBCI Cherokee/Keetoowah Tribes who proceeded to investigate his genealogy, using established procedures for determining a person's connection to the people.

Evidence Gathered
Lewis had left a trail of evidence to his real family origins. Through Google it was discovered his name, his parents' names, his childhood address, and from there the details of his genealogy were filled in by Cherokee researchers to the great-great-grandparents' generation on both sides.

Going Forward
Lewis was approached by concerned individuals and now the group, but refused to comment. An exchange of open letters and published articles brought the dispute into the public sphere, resulting in a public statement from Lewis' organization, Two Feathers International Consultancy (TFIC), a 501c, disavowing the idea that Lewis had ever made such claims to membership or leadership within the Cherokee Tribes.

Prosecution
The TFIC organization, it was pointed out by T.A.A.F., repeatedly released media where Lewis, under the pseudonym of Mashu White Feather, was described as a Cherokee Elder and Traditionalist. This was not the only inconsistency of his spokespeople's defence. Lewis' 501c, it was also shown, had an annual revenue estimate of over $100,000. Lewis was able to make a living from his false claims to represent Indigenous people.

Further Details
T.A.A.F. statements made a clear distinction between those who mistakenly appropriate Indigenous culture while seeking to discover their own roots and those who continue the genocide/erasure of Indigenous people by misrepresenting and stealing for fame and financial gain. Both kinds are damaging, but Lewis' deception was egregious. In December 2017, the Two Feathers International Consultancy (TFIC) closed its doors. Lewis "retired", continuing under a less public persona to call himself Mashu White Feather. Lewis' damaging, world-travelling misrepresentation of Cherokee people, at least, has come to an end.

External Links
All the evidence and the exchanges can be found on the public Facebook group linked below the October 2017 statement made by T.A.A.F. researchers in the Cherokee Phoenix online newspaper.

    https://cherokeephoenix.org/Article/index/11707
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1609142732471453/

See also http://www.newagefraud.org/smf/index.php?topic=5628.0 [TAAF - The Tribal Alliance Against Frauds]
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Frauds / Re: Larry Lewis AKA Mashu White Feather & Co-worker Doreen Bennett
« Last post by Sparks on September 25, 2022, 03:02:20 am »
https://www.linkedin.com/in/larry-mashu-white-feather-08765537/

This page does not exist any more. Good thing you quoted its contents.

However, this one from his co-worker is still there: https://www.linkedin.com/in/doreen-bennett-2ba2536a/

http://keywiki.org/Mashu_White_Feather

Before trusting KeyWiki one should know what it is:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trevor_Loudonhttps://rationalwiki.org/wiki/KeyWiki
• "Minus the 75% conspiratory junk, it's not a terrible resource for leftists with its vast list of different groups and people."
• "Understandably, [Trevor Loudon's] work is promoted by the American right-wing blog circuit …".

https://www.twofeathersinternationalconsultancy.com/meet-the-board.html

This page (and domain) does not exist any more. Good thing you quoted its contents.

https://theonefeather.com/2017/08/letter-apology-to-cherokee-community/

There was a reply:
https://theonefeather.com/2017/08/16/letter-two-feathers-international-consultancy-answers-letter-of-apology/

And then this follow-up (quoted in full by educatedindian in the first post of this topic):
https://www.cherokeephoenix.org/opinion/opinion-mashu-white-feather-isnt-cherokee/article_e376179c-53bd-5a81-b87f-10160a2a7a2e.html

There is a Facebook group, linked to in the above article (no activity since 2017):
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1609142732471453/  [Proof that Mashu White Feather is NOT Cherokee]
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Research Needed / TAAF - The Tribal Alliance Against Frauds
« Last post by Sparks on September 24, 2022, 05:43:26 am »
This Facebook page posts material similar and even identical to what the NAFPS Forum is all about;

https://www.facebook.com/TAAF-The-Tribal-Alliance-Against-Frauds-346096246518240

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About
This page exists to alert the public to the presence of people or groups falsely claiming to be Native American, selling ceremony, selling memberships to fake "tribes" or selling what they purport to be Native American healing, medicine or teachings.

They also have a website: https://nativeamericanfrauds.com/

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About Us
WHAT WE DO


We expose ethnic frauds pretending to be Indigenous people or "tribes" when they are not. 

We are researchers. We gather facts. We are the whistle blowers.

We do our best to see actual cases of fraud and violations of IACA, ICWA, RICO, etc., prosecuted. 

We try to shut down the activities of individuals and organizations falsely representing themselves as Indigenous at every opportunity.

We do not focus on the millions of individuals who believe they have Native ancestry when they do not.

We focus on the individuals, groups and corporations who are falsely representing Indigenous cultures, histories, spiritual practices and/or falsely claiming Indigenous identity as individuals for profit or fame.

Read more: Who We Are and Why It's Important

See also: https://nativeamericanfrauds.com/about-us

I suggest this post be moved to the Non-Frauds board (I cannot put it in there myself).
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Research Needed / Re: Michelle Latimer
« Last post by Sparks on September 24, 2022, 05:33:32 am »
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Frauds / Re: Jose Arnaldo Rivera & Laralyn Davis AKA Joseph & Laralyn Riverwind
« Last post by Sparks on September 24, 2022, 04:24:56 am »
I found a Facebook page dedicated to the Riverwinds. Also many news links about pretendians, etc.:

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100069380300104 [The 'RiverWinds': a case for fraud]

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Member Introductions / Re: Hello folks:)
« Last post by Sparks on September 24, 2022, 02:34:04 am »
Her name is Susanna Bellini and her company is called Bronze Dragon International.
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I have tried to search for her, and her company on this forum, but have not found any information, and so I will post the information in another section.

Here: http://www.newagefraud.org/smf/index.php?topic=3332.0 [Bronze Dragon International: Susanna Bellini]
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Frauds / Re: Laura Dorn AKA Windwalker and the MCW, Wind Spirit Drum
« Last post by Sparks on September 24, 2022, 01:21:32 am »
These two Facebook pages are very active:

https://www.facebook.com/windwalkerandthemcw [Windwalker and the MCW]
"Grammy nominated Native American vocalist, Windwalker".

https://www.facebook.com/windwalker.dorn [Windwalker Dorn]
"Grammy Nominated Voting Member Producer of MCW Multi-Award winning Singer songwriter Water Protector".
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