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

Nathan Phillips, Omaha, is a Vietnam-era Veteran who hosts a sacred pipe ceremony at Arlington, was taunted in D.C.

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-era 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 the Vietnam era was not easy as a marine. “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.

See our updated coverage:

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

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

Email - vschilling@indiancountrytoday.com

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Truthkeeper
Truthkeeper

If click on below link for Lisa Sharon an organizer who attended Indigenous March and in she refer down in her article that white woman calls the boy acting like a mob.

Video 2:01 mark

Then now within this article tells you KC Noland filmed.. click on KC Noland

Takes you to you tube... Click this first film from indigenious rally...

Who do you see but the white women speaking who made remark about the boys being a mob. She obviously followed up with Nathan Phillips to the boys

Video showing

Wonder why that is important because of Nathan calling the boys beast and saying the mob of boys were scary.

This is clearly a shows this was to gain national attention by focusing on the disrespectful action of targeted " white privilege" kids against Native elder.

No better way than to target MAGA hat wearing teens to gain sympathies from liberals filed with hate for Trump.

Flybum
Flybum

Truth matters. The recordings speak for themselves. Get caught in one lie and credibility is shot. Nathan Phillips is a proven liar who steals valour. There is no honour in that.

Snowbear
Snowbear

In my opinion this incident has been blown way out of all proportion, and media have been having a field day with pitting an Elder against a bunch of stupid catholic kids where no one got hurt anyway, and shouldn't of even made a news headline of it. The whole thing is crazy to me. Just leave the Elder alone because he is an Elder and deserves our respect. If his tribe has an issue with him they will deal with it, but it is between him and his people.

Haniel Asherah
Haniel Asherah

The propaganda bots are out in force, I see. Just like on Twitter, they post nonsensical tripe that is extremely polarizing. Go to sites Where they know they will simply stir up trouble and emotions. To disrupt and try to intimidate others from sharing their opinions. Just ignore them. It must be lonely outside of the echo chamber.

I don't care What Mr. Phillips was doing. He is an ELDER. An ADULT of an age that deserves their unquestioning respect, based on that fact alone. When he is coming their way, they are to get OUT of the way. FULL stop. THAT is how children who were raised with manners and respect behave. Not like a bunch of out-of control hoodlums who were raised to behave like animals. You 'don't like his drum in your face"? Then move your damn face! You are a CHILD he is an ADULT. Give way. RESPECT.

Simples! 😁

ANYONE with a brain can see the disrespect. No further "tape" nor "explanation" needed. IF you were raised with manners and taught to respect your elders.

The excuses being made for these kids are laughable, hypocritical and sad all at the same time. To even suggest that a teenager deserves the same respect as an adult male is just hilarious, and insulting on its face.

Above everything else, WHERE WERE THE CHAPERONES??? The people who should have been ultimately responsible? I never saw them. A "school trip" without chaperones? These, for the most part, were underage CHILDREN. Behaviorally, they are obviously children. Where were the chaperones? Why isn't that question being answered?

There is also a tape from that day of them yelling "slts!" and "whres!" at girls who were there for the women's march. Where were the chaperones?

And why is a school sponsoring children attending a religious based, wedge-issue "march" wearing matching (I love that part) extreme right-wing propaganda gear? And what exactly does chanting "build that wall" have to do with a pro forced-birth propaganda march?

https://medium.com/@robhat/identifying-propaganda-bots-on-twitter-5240e7cb81a9

Rezmerize
Rezmerize

HEY MEDIA... NOW THAT WE HAVE YOUR ATTENTION WE HAVE 1000'Z OF MISSING / MURDERED INDIGENOUS WOMEN THAT NEED TO BE LOOKED INTO THAT THE GOVERNMENT WONT SHINE THE LIGHT ON AS BRIGHT AS NATHAN PHILLIPS (WHO DEFLECTED HATE BETWEEN TWO OTHER GROUPS) PLEASE SHINE THE LIGHT AND LETS TALK ABOUT OUR WOMEN BEING GONE MISSING AT THE HIGHEST NUMBER IN THE WORLD. WITH ZERO ANSWERS AND ZERO ACKNOWLEDGEMENT