Ward Churchill

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Ward LeRoy Churchill (born 1947) is an American author and political activist.wikipedia
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On the Justice of Roosting Chickens

On the Justice of Roosting Chickens: Reflections on the Consequences of U.S. Imperial Arrogance and Criminality
In January 2005, Churchill's 2001 essay, "On the Justice of Roosting Chickens" gained attention.
On the Justice of Roosting Chickens: Reflections on the Consequences of U.S. Imperial Arrogance and Criminality is a 2003 book written by Ward Churchill and published by AK Press.

University of Colorado Boulder

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He was a professor of ethnic studies at the University of Colorado Boulder from 1990 until 2007. In 2005, University of Colorado Boulder administrators ordered an investigation into seven allegations of research misconduct, including three allegations of plagiarism, and four allegations of fabrication or falsification regarding the history of the Dawes Act, the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990, and repeated claims that smallpox was intentionally spread to Native Americans by John Smith in 1614 and by the United States Army at Fort Clark in [[1837 Great Plains smallpox epidemic#Responsibility and intentional spread of smallpox|1837]] (not to be confused with the well-documented use of smallpox-infected blankets at Fort Pitt in 1764).
Controversial writer Ward Churchill was a professor of ethnic studies until he was wrongly fired in July 2007.

Little Eichmanns

In the work, he argued the September 11 attacks were a natural and unavoidable consequence of unlawful US foreign policy over the latter half of the 20th century; the essay is known for Churchill's use of the phrase "little Eichmanns" to describe the "technocratic corps" working in the World Trade Center.
It gained prominence in American political culture several years after the September 11, 2001 attacks, when a controversy ensued over the 2003 book On the Justice of Roosting Chickens, republishing a similarly titled essay Ward Churchill wrote shortly after the attacks.

Suzan Shown Harjo

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Some of Churchill's Native American critics, such as Vernon Bellecourt (White Earth Ojibwe) and Suzan Shown Harjo (Southern Cheyenne-Muscogee Creek), argue that his assertion of Native American ancestry without the ability to prove it might constitute misrepresentation and grounds for termination.
Harjo has criticized author Ward Churchill's controversial claim of Native American ancestry, which is unsupported by documentation.

The COINTELPRO Papers

The Cointelpro papers: documents from the FBI's secret wars against dissent in the United States
The COINTELPRO Papers (1990; reissued 2002), also co-authored with Jim Vander Wall, examines a series of original FBI memos that detail the Bureau's activities against various leftist groups, from the U.S. Communist Party in the 1950s to activists concerned with Central American issues in the 1980s.
The COINTELPRO Papers: Documents from the FBI's Secret Wars Against Dissent in the United States is a book by Ward Churchill and Jim Vander Wall, first published in 1990.

Struggle for the Land

Struggle for the Land: Native North American Resistance to Genocide, Ecocide and Colonization
Struggle for the Land (1993; reissued 2002) is a collection of essays in which Churchill chronicles what he describes as the U.S. government's systematic exploitation of Native lands and the killing or displacement of American Indians.
Struggle for the Land: Native North American Resistance to Genocide, Ecocide and Colonization is a book by Ward Churchill.

University of Illinois at Springfield

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Churchill received his B.A. in technological communications in 1974 and M.A. in communications theory in 1975, both from Sangamon State University, now the University of Illinois at Springfield.

From a Native Son

From a Native Son: Selected Essays on Indigenism, 1985–1995
From a Native Son: Selected Essays on Indigenism, 1985–1995 (1996) is a collection of 23 previously published essays on Native American history, culture, and political activism.
From a Native Son: Selected Essays on Indigenism, 1985–1995 is a 1996 book by Ward Churchill.

A Little Matter of Genocide

Churchill's A Little Matter of Genocide (1997) is a survey of ethnic cleansing in the Americas from 1492 to the present.
A Little Matter of Genocide: Holocaust and Denial in the Americas 1492 to the Present (1997) is a book written by Ward Churchill.

United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians

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In 2003, Churchill stated, "I am myself of Muscogee and Creek descent on my father's side, Cherokee on my mother's, and am an enrolled member of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians."
Ward Churchill, a former Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado, is an honorary associate member in the UKB.

Kill the Indian, Save the Man

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In Kill the Indian, Save the Man: The Genocidal Impact of American Indian Residential Schools (2004), Churchill traces the history of removing American Indian children from their homes to residential schools (in Canada) or Indian boarding schools (in the USA) as part of government policies (1880s–1980s) which he regards as genocidal.
Kill the Indian, Save the Man: The Genocidal Impact of American Indian Residential Schools is a 2004 book by the American writer Ward Churchill, then a professor at Colorado University and an activist in Native American issues.

American Indian Movement of Colorado

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Churchill has been active since at least 1984 as the co-director of the Denver-based American Indian Movement of Colorado, now an autonomous chapter of the American Indian Movement.
Notable activists associated with AIM of Colorado have been Russell Means and Ward Churchill.

COINTELPRO

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Agents of Repression (1988), co-authored by Jim Vander Wall, describes what the authors said was a secret war against the Black Panther Party and American Indian Movement carried out during the late 1960s and '70s by the FBI under the COINTELPRO program.
Authors such as Ward Churchill, Rex Weyler, and Peter Matthiessen allege that the federal government intended to acquire uranium deposits on the Lakota tribe's reservation land, and that this motivated a larger government conspiracy against AIM activists on the Pine Ridge reservation.

Arbeiter Ring Publishing

Arbeiter Ring
In 1998, Arbeiter Ring Publishing published the essay in a book entitled Pacifism as Pathology: Reflections on the Role of Armed Struggle in North America and listing Ward Churchill as the author.

Black Robe (film)

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He examines the movie Black Robe, the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation killings, the prosecution of Leonard Peltier, sports mascots, the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990, and blood quantum laws, calling them tools of genocide.
Political activist Ward Churchill, after highly praising the film-making, criticized historical inaccuracies.

Shouting Fire: Stories from the Edge of Free Speech

Shouting Fire
A documentary called Shouting Fire: Stories from the Edge of Free Speech, broadcast on HBO, prominently features Churchill's case in addressing the issues of free speech and First Amendment rights.
The documentary prominently features First Amendment attorney, Martin Garbus, who talks about the past and present state of free speech in the United States, and the case of Ward Churchill.

American Indian Movement

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Churchill has been active since at least 1984 as the co-director of the Denver-based American Indian Movement of Colorado, now an autonomous chapter of the American Indian Movement. Agents of Repression (1988), co-authored by Jim Vander Wall, describes what the authors said was a secret war against the Black Panther Party and American Indian Movement carried out during the late 1960s and '70s by the FBI under the COINTELPRO program.

Leonard Peltier

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He examines the movie Black Robe, the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation killings, the prosecution of Leonard Peltier, sports mascots, the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990, and blood quantum laws, calling them tools of genocide.

Howard Zinn

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In his introduction to this book, Howard Zinn lauds "the emergence of a new generation of Native-American scholars" and describes Churchill's writing as "powerful, eloquent, unsparing of cant and deception".

Guenter Lewy

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The controversy attracted increased academic scrutiny of Churchill's research, the quality of which had already been seriously questioned by the legal scholar John LaVelle and historian Guenter Lewy.
The paper is highly critical of Ward Churchill, particularly in regards to his attributing the word "genocide" to the destruction of American Indian civilization.

David Lane (lawyer)

David Lane
As one of the jurors said later in a press interview, "it wasn't a slap in his face or anything like that when we didn't give him any money. It's just that [Churchill's attorney] David Lane kept saying this wasn't about the money, and in the end, we took his word for that."
He is a member of the American Civil Liberties Union, and previously represented Ward Churchill.

Hamilton College

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In 2005, this essay drew attention after Hamilton College invited Churchill to speak.
In 2005, efforts to bring the scholar Ward Churchill to speak on campus were controversial, as he had aroused considerable hostility due to his remarks following the 9/11 attacks in which he compared the victims to Nazis.

1837 Great Plains smallpox epidemic

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In 2005, University of Colorado Boulder administrators ordered an investigation into seven allegations of research misconduct, including three allegations of plagiarism, and four allegations of fabrication or falsification regarding the history of the Dawes Act, the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990, and repeated claims that smallpox was intentionally spread to Native Americans by John Smith in 1614 and by the United States Army at Fort Clark in [[1837 Great Plains smallpox epidemic#Responsibility and intentional spread of smallpox|1837]] (not to be confused with the well-documented use of smallpox-infected blankets at Fort Pitt in 1764).
Others who have written about intentional communication of smallpox to Native Americans during the 1836-40 epidemic include Ann F. Ramenofsky in 1987 and Ward Churchill in 1992.

Activism

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Ward LeRoy Churchill (born 1947) is an American author and political activist.

Ethnic studies

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He was a professor of ethnic studies at the University of Colorado Boulder from 1990 until 2007.
In 2005, Ward Churchill, a professor of ethnic studies at University of Colorado at Boulder, came under severe fire for an essay he wrote called "On the Justice of Roosting Chickens", in which he claimed that the September 11 attacks were a natural and unavoidable consequence of what he views as unlawful US policy, and referred to the "technocratic corps" working in the World Trade Center as "little Eichmanns".