A summary of Indian Country Today's coverage on Nathan Phillips and #MAGAyouth

As details continued to emerge over the weekend, Indian Country Today's Vincent Schilling continued to report

In the wake of continuously emerging deatails reagrding the interactions of Covington Catholic High School students, ​ Native American elder and Vietnam-era veteran Nathan Phillips, Black Israelites and attendees of DC-area marches, Indian Country Today is posting a summary of all our coverage.

The stories were written by Vincent Schilling.

Here are the stories related to the incident:

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

An interview with Nathan Phillips on the #MAGAYouth incident

The Nathan Phillips incident: A long day of worldwide news and a school apology

Congresswomen Deb Haaland, Sharice Davids condemn treatment of Nathan Phillips

The whole story: Before and after video of Nathan Phillips, #MAGAyouth and more

Jourdan Bennett-Begaye contributed to this report.

Covington Junior Nick Sandmann's statement regarding Nathan Phillips incident


Follow Indian Country Today’s associate editor Vincent Schilling (Akwesasne Mohawk) on Twitter - @VinceSchilling

Email - vschilling@indiancountrytoday.com

Comments (21)
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Tejas Rob
Tejas Rob

Please get ahead of the stories circulating that Nathan lied about being in Vietnam. He should be able to easily prove he was indeed there.

Tra3836
Tra3836

This little sh** was being disrespectful!! If he was my son I'd beat his a**! I'd like to say I'm Native American, and I support the wall, as a person who has been directly affected by crime, it's time! But to be disrespectful in the way he was, definitely needs to be addressed!

leo30000
leo30000

Nathaniel Alan Phillips, born February 22nd, 1954 is a Native American activist Phillips joined the Marine Corps at age 17, serving in the Vietnam War as a 'Recon Ranger' and Infantryman. Nathan served in the U.S. military from 1972 to 1976. He could have entered in 22 Feb 1972. Boot camp then was 8 weeks - 21 Apr 1972. Usually home for 1-week but for argument sake he goes straight to training. USMC does not have RANGER but Force Recon and training was about 59 days. 28 Apr 1972 - 28 June 1972. His arrival in Vietnam would be around the week of 10 July 1972. 27 Jan 1973: Cease-fire agreement is reached between U.S. and North Vietnam, March 29, 1973: Last U.S. combat troops leave South Vietnam.
Mr. Phillips claims he did 2 tours in Vietnam. A tour usually was 1 year. Since his training more than likely ended 28 Jun 1972 & 29 Mar 29, 1973: Last U.S. combat troops leave South Vietnam. It would mean he did not even finish 1 tour This is just a guess. I encourage Mr. Phillips to publically produce his DD-214 to verify his claim.

Freeda
Freeda

Please will someone get a copy of the Nostra Aetate to Nathan Phillips, it is the THE RELATION OF THE CHURCH TO NON-CHRISTIAN RELIGIONS NOSTRA AETATE PROCLAIMED BY HIS HOLINESS POPE PAUL VI ON OCTOBER 28, 1965 This is how to hold them to their own doctrine in a good way

MAGAkidsRULE
MAGAkidsRULE

Stolen Valor is not a good look. Lying and falsely accusing teens is not a good look.

Nathan Phillips has done untold damage to your movement with his lies and targeting of teens. I am FAR less likely to consider concerns of Indigenous Peoples after this. I don't even see any remorse coming from the Indigenous Peoples for what was done to these teens. That is APPALLING!

Kljmullen
Kljmullen

I agree. They have created a new generation of take-no-bullcrap conservatives. PLUS the longer this goes on the more they make martyrs of the kids. And martyrs are very sympathetic for a cause. I was hoping they could bring both sides together to hash things out and have a learning opportunity for the kids and Jeff Ruby offered that to Mr. Phillips but he said no. Which was dumb because he could have gotten an awesome steak dinner out of it. THAT would defuse the situation, not sitting around for a public apology. It would just be really nice if you could see him responding to them saying they did not know what he was doing, this is what they thought was going on, to hear the details from their side. Then he could tell them what HE was doing and why he felt the way he did. But NOOOOOOO we HAVE to have carnage, and it will backfire big time. They are KIDS. He is an ADULT.

TomHall
TomHall

Curious to know how many times Vincent Schilling has to post that Vincent Schilling wrote these stories. Maybe Vincent Schilling could get Vincent Schilling to tag Vincent Schilling so Vincent Schilling could make sure everyone knew Vincent Schilling wrote a story. A simple byline will do, thx.

April May
April May

Why has no one mentioned that these rude children visibly rushed and then blocked ANY Native Elder and wouldn't allow him to move forward! This is so disgusting! Why would these people not move if they are not horrible people!? The answer to that trick question IS these children are horrible people! And I am mostly white in case anyone doesn't like the following statement : "These kids should be deported!"