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“In this day and age, all tribal nations still battle insensitive references to our people. The prejudice that Native American people face is an unfortunate historical legacy,” Navajo Nation president Russell Begaye said.

 The head of the Navajo Nation said his people are still facing prejudices after President Donald Trump referenced his nickname for Sen. Elizabeth Warren, "Pocahontas," during an event honoring Navajo code talkers.

Begaye was in the Oval Office when Trump made the comment.

Trump hosted the Native American code talkers, who used their native language to help protect communications during World War I and II.

“It was our code talkers that ensured the freedom of the United States and that’s what is important to remember here,” Begaye said.

Trump acknowledged their history before using the comment.


"I just want to thank you because you are very, very special people. You were here long before any of us were here," Trump said. "Although, we have a representative in Congress who has been here a long time ... longer than you -- they call her Pocahontas!"

“It was our Code Talkers that ensured the freedom of the United States and that’s what is important to remember here,” Begaye said.

“We honor the contributions of Pocahontas, a hero to her people, the Pamunkey Indian Tribe in Virginia, who reached across uncertain boundaries and brought people together. Once again, we call upon the President to refrain from using her name in a way that denigrates her legacy.” —Jefferson Keel, lieutenant governor of the Chickasaw Nation and president of the National Congress of American Indians, which asked Trump to stop describing Sen. Elizabeth Warren as Pocahontas

“The reference is using a historic American Indian figure as a derogatory insult and that’s insulting to all American Indians.” —John Norwood, general secretary of the Alliance of Colonial Era Tribes


Responses to "Navajo Nation responds to President Trump's 'Pocahontas' remark"

  1. Anonymous says:

    Impeach the orange bastard.
    Better yet, scalp n peel the orange.

  2. It's just sad that everyone has to be so butt hurt over EVERY DAMN THING!!! My God what ever happen to the good old days when everyone wasn't offended by every little freaking thing DAMN!!!

  3. LOL Oh anonymous here talking impeach the orange bastard wow!!! You too afraid to have your real name show??Bahahahaha another butt hurt libturd.

  4. It's a racial, derogatory statement, you ignorant woman!! And by the way us Native Americans have always been 'butt hurt' it's just now we have a platform so that you can see it!

  5. Impeach Trump! It’s long overdue.

  6. Anonymous says:

    The good old days? Oh,yes! Let's talk about the good old days of genocide and sit round the fire telling the horrors you are so amused by Katherine. You can even revel in the most recent atrocities, since they are so fun...and tell all your racist jokes and laugh, laugh,laugh. Just jokes. You ass.

  7. https://i.imgflip.com/1q4qpz.jpg

  8. katherine Sue Villarreal your a fucking idiot..shut the fuck up!

  9. Anonymous says:

    If after this incident you can't see that the president is nothing but a grown ass baby living off of his daddy's money with no idea how the real world works,you don't need to function in society.

  10. Janice Heslop says:

    He not only lives off daddy's money. He has stolen money from most of his projects by not paying his contractors. Now he and his family are mooching off taxpayers with all their traveling on the dole. He hasn't spent enough time on the job to pay his salary.

  11. Unknown says:

    Trump being Trump, racist and inconsiderate.

  12. Trump knew too what his words meant, this topic of him saying this exact same thing is not new.

    He said it on purpose knowing full well it was regarded as a slur. Then the Whitehouse added that portrait to make sure the message was clear.

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