The certifying authority are the tribes themselves. If they accept you - you are. And anyone making the claim on a official federal or state application should be required to have proof.Originally Posted by Flippinfunky
My ex husband is Jewish/Greek/Cherokee...the only way he can prove the Cherokee is by his looks and a picture of his great, great, great grandma(full blood)..same with our kids. They cant MAKE people prove their blood unless the person is applying for a roll number. They simply want her to prove it. And?
She never listed herself as a minority when she went to school. This is a NON issue.
The university she attended was under fire by the feds for the dearth of minority (especially native american) applicants/students. Elizabeth's fiction helped to allow them to show the feds they were good on that front.
Heres the proverbial 'bone' I'll toss out there...the fact is this SHOULDNT be an issue. It should have been one and done a long time ago. I am always amazed at how foolishly politicians handle 'scandals'. Warren should have come out IMMEDIATELY and said..."wow...hey...totally my bad. When I did it I did so because I truly believed it is part of my ancestry. I see that people are upset and very much understand why they are upset. Please know I meant NO harm or disrespect and accept full responsibility and I appeal to YOUR rich heritage and traditions of forgiveness. Thank you." She should have offered a face to face meeting, came out holding hands...done and done.
Then every time it was brought up again she should have agreed with the person. Yes...I know...that was a mistake. Very much apologize. Now...about the campaign....
Politicians tend to do make things worse. Clinton did it. Edwards did it. Romney is doing it with his ever changing positions.
He was an opportunist, just like Jackson and of course no one is going to punish an officer who led his troops to victory. Jackson wanted to earn political clout by going to battle. He was an opportunist too. Wilkinson knew this and told him not to go to New Orleans. Most likely so that he wouldn't get out-shined by Jackson politically.
Treasonist spy though huh? That's why he was jailed and executed right? Oh wait... that didn't happen.