A group that describes itself as “concerned Cherokee, descendants and supporters” is calling for a “peaceful protest outside of the Massachusetts Democratic Convention on Saturday, June 2nd.”
A Facebook user, Cherokee Solidarity, posted information about the planned peaceful protest on the Cherokees Demand Truth from Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) Facebook page this morning:
Call to Action :
Please join concerned Cherokee, descendants and supporters for a peaceful protest outside of the Massachusetts Democratic Convention on Saturday, June 2nd at 10am at the corner of Main Street and State Street in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Massachusetts senate candidate Elizabeth Warren has thus far refused to acknowledge that her claims of being Cherokee have been proven false. She continues to perpetuate myth and stereotype regarding indigenous Peoples. Elizabeth Warren and others like her must understand OUR history belongs to us and no one has the right to try to rewrite it or make up fictitious stories so they can fit in it or take advantage of it. Only those who meet the requirements under Cherokee law should claim to be Cherokee. We hope to help educate the public on what is and is not true about our history and also why the false claims like Elizabeth Warren is making are harmful to the Cherokee people. Governor Deval Patrick’s recent support of her and his statement that this is a non-issue is an arrogant slap in the face and a direct attack on sovereignty and the Cherokee’s legal right to determine citizenship.
Breitbart News reached out to Cherokee Solidarity via email this morning and received this response:
Yes, we are going forward with a small peaceful protest this coming Saturday.
We do not have a webpage.
We will not be providing quotes.
We are a small group of Cherokee Peoples, descendants and allies.
Neither Governor Deval Patrick, who endorsed Ms. Warren yesterday, nor Ms. Warren herself responded to emails from Breitbart News for comment on this planned peaceful protest by Cherokees.
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