Wednesday, May 18

CHURCHILL REBUFFED AS KEETOOWAH TRIBESMAN

I wrote this yesterday about Ward Churchill. Now I read this today. You should read it, too. The great con game may have ended, finally!

Ward Churchill's claim of membership in the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians is fraudulent, according to a scathing statement released by the tribal office.

The statement, issued May 9 in the name of the tribal leader, Chief George Wickliffe, and posted on its Web site Tuesday, does not mince words:

"The United Keetoowah Band would like to make it clear that Mr. Churchill IS NOT a member of the Keetoowah Band and was only given an honorary 'associate membership' in the early 1990s because he could not prove any Cherokee ancestry."

Interesting that The United Keetoowah Band can do what the University of Colorado has been unable (or unwilling) to do: dismiss Ward Churchill out-of-hand as the fraud that he is. Maybe the tribe isn't rife with Left-leaning, spineless bureaucrats.