Outrage as non-Native youth wearing #MAGA hats taunt and disrespect Native elder

indigenous march washington dcby Vincent Schilling, Indian Country Today, Jan 19, 2019

Native Twitter has gone ablaze as a Native American elder singing the AIM Song in Washington DC during the Indigenous Peoples March was ridiculed, taunted and mocked by a group of non-Native youth.

The video, which was posted by YouTube account holder KC NOLAND, was also screen captured and shared on other social media accounts with views shortly gaining tens of thousands of views.

The elder is Nathan Phillips, an Omaha elder who is also a Vietnam Veteran and former director of the Native Youth Alliance. He is also a keeper of a sacred pipe and holds an annual ceremony honoring Native American veterans in the Arlington National Cemetery.

Phillips is also the subject of a previous racially-based incident when he was taunted and harassed by Eastern Michigan University students who were dressed stereo-typically as Native Americans. As reported in FOX 2 News, he was yelled at and hit by a thrown beer can.

In a previous interview with Phillips, he told Indian Country Today that returning from Vietnam was not easy as a veteran. “People called me a baby killer and a hippie girl spit on me.”

Indian Country Today does not have further details, but will report as more details emerge.


Posted on January 19, 2019, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. These colonials are never going to become sane again. Indigenous people need to stop with the,” if we are nice, maybe they will be nice back”. Some “black Israelite” group picked a fight with a bunch of white nationalist kids and here comes an elder that has been thrown under the bus for it. Native twitter does the usual clutching of pearls and waits for the next outrage. Maybe it will be a court case in which the government uses Terra Nullius(indigenous are not human) as they do in every case? Or maybe a white guy will get acquitted for murdering an Indigenous woman? CPS taking more Indigenous children than they did during the residential school years? RCMP exclusion zones in Wet’suwet’en? When they happen we will twitter slap back, dish the tea, try and get an add placement for skip the dishes, and a guest spot on power and politics. While we twitter bitch from our 0.2%, 300 afghan fighters control 40% of their country fighting every major military power in the world, all at once!

  2. Well, that didn’t take long.

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