Thursday, February 03, 2005

Ward Churchill: Fraud

Coming on the heels of my post on "Nutty" Professor Ward Churchill, today Captain Ed links to a press release from Dennis Banks of AIM, the American Indian Movement, the organization Churchill has repeatedly claimed he's a member of and spokesman for:

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.
If you look at the previous press releases on Churchill AIM has released, this isn't the first time they've tried to call attention to his faudulent practices.

Captain Ed also notes:

If [Churchill] received tenure while fraudulently posing as a real Native American, they have just cause to dismiss him altogether.
UPDATE: From the Denver Post today:

In addition to questioning Churchill's Indian heritage, some people have raised questions about his duties in Vietnam, where he said he fought in that country's highlands and then moved to coastal regions, where he was assigned to "gun trucks" similar to today's Humvees.
I've got news for 'em . . .

. . . via a link to AIM documents provided to Boker Tov, Boulder! in a reply, Churchill's résumé lists his military service as a Public Information Specilist. His dangerous duties? Writing and editing news releases and other materials.


Blogger Paula said...

What a sleazebag.

6:02 PM  

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