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What Would Pocahontas Think of Donald Trump?

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown September 12th, 2017 Last Updated on: September 12th, 2017

Sky News attempts to answer, what would Pocahontas think of Donald Trump by asking these two women: Debbie Porreco, a descendant of Pocahontas and Irene Bedard, the voice of Disney's Pocahontas.

I'm really surprised to see the descendant is okay with Trump using the name Pocahontas as a slur when talking about Elizabeth Warren.

Disappointed in fact.

How do you feel after watching the video?


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Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.



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LaViCa

It is hard to keep politics out of the conversation when Trump is involved. If it’s not a political issue, then at least consider it a social issue…we are free to say and do many things, but it is not always prudent or efficacious to do so.

Jeff Burris

Who is really trying to stir things up here? The descendant knows that no one’s perfect (slurs seem ok when coming from some races and not others) and that racist accusations about Trump are far, far more false than they are true. In 1996 he publicly denounced country clubs for making up excuses not to allow minorities, back when he was a playboy who had no reason to care what potential voters thought. You are steered into hating him with propaganda because he threatens political criminals. I wonder what mistake we might record if we recorded your every split second comment? Or most people’s? I’d rather support the right agenda (the real ones not the fake ones) than someone with a perfect tongue.

Darla J Loyd

I Could not have said this any better. You are so right about it all.

Cory Simenson

I am really surprised by all the pro-Trump responses I’m seeing on an Indian site. The only people that I see critical of him are people with Indian names. Everyone else has Euro names. Now, that may not mean much if they are Metis. I am Metis but I don’t even hear my people say anything positive about the man. My only guess is that these are the kind of white people who show up at powwows as tourists rather than celebrants of our cultures. They take photos of dancers and elders without permission. Do us a favor and stay away from our powwows unless you plan to attend and show them and the events the respect that is deserved.

Michael D. Cooper

I m part Cherokee. I don t take Trumps comments as put downs to native Americans any more than someone calling me an Indian even though I take pride as a Cherokee. I think Trump looks at all Americans equally. Thats more than I can say about a party that encourages people to appear as victims to get welfare and food stamps. I m Cherokee and English…I m no ones victim!

Dale Bogard

It would seem, you just want to stir the pot, with little to add too it! Warren is a fake, and doesn’t deserve the attention we’re giving in these post. Bless All and stay safe, don’t believe all that the “ Media“ is forcing at us!

AE

I’m disappointed that a woman’s answer is not good enough, not respected — there isn’t only one response to a question is there? Otherwise, why bother to ask?

Ken W

Please do not bring politics into this Powwows.com.

Many people come to this place to escape the everyday drum of who hates who or who is slighted by mere words.
I come here to learn from the people before me and to be a good human being.

Words are just words, over time they, and those who said them will float away on the wind. Great words will be remembered. Meaningless will always remain…meaningless.

AE

+1

Kathryn Reyes

Thank you! I agree!!

Ann White Owl

I am convinced that Elizabeth Warren has no right to run for President- she used privileges she wasn’t entitled to in order to get into college. So as far as that goes, President Trump is correct. One has to wonder if a “President Elizabeth Warren would keep her campaign promises- somehow, I doubt it.

Victoria

I support our President . I am 4 generations+Native American ( dna proven)
E.Warren is the wrong choice , I’m not sure anyone I know can relate to her.
We are Americans moving forward .

Joe

I am glad to hear your words. Supporting the President is the right thing to do.

john francis

when the president goes to the white house door,
and does what he says he,ll do,
we,ll all be drinkin, that free bubble up
and eatin that rainbow stew.

Victoria

This is only my opinion:
I support our President . I am 4 generations+Native American ( dna proven)
E.Warren is the wrong choice , I’m not sure anyone I know can relate to her.
We are Americans moving forward .

Cindy Merrill

At least Donald Trump is not a faker. I do know Elizabeth Warren clearly knows nothing about Native American culture. Yet she used a false heritage identity to get a tenured position at a university. And since when has any democrat elected President kept their promises? Were YOU better off when President Obama was President? No. You were not. So why would a President Warren be any different?

Harold GossMan

This woman that claims to be a descendant of Pocahontas should have to “prove” her claim just as every enrolled tribal member in the country. I find her self-proclamation as offensive as the European Immigrant Descendant she is defending. American Indian is as much in the heart and soul as in the blood line. I hope she can find a true identity to feel fulfilled instead of the self-proclaimed one she professes.

Florence Richards

I am of Salish Heritage by my Great Great Grandmother. I’m am not enrolled but I do have some documentation.” I am more upset with Elizabeth Warren using a false Heritage to get advantages in college and work than being upset with Donald Trump!

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