AOC goes native, speaks of her ‘indigenous heritage’ after previously claiming Jewish ancestry

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) was so moved while at a protest against the Dakota Access pipeline that she discovered a newfound connection with her “indigenous heritage.”

She announced her new tribal heritage in a video comment on Instagram where she described how being surrounded by native people “awakened” her to her Taínos heritage.

“One of the things that first started awakening and connecting me in a deep to my indigenous heritage was connecting to the Lakota Sioux at Standing Rock,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

“It really just clicked that this is nuts, like, the grace that they extended to say ‘no, you are a relative,’ was really formative for me. While we may not be and come from the same exact lineage, there is a commonality to that ancestry. And it’s important for us to recognize that we were raised and we were told growing up that we were extinct, that Taínos don’t exist, and it’s really important for Puerto Ricans to understand that that narrative is being challenged right now.”

On Saturday, Ocasio-Cortez also explained to her followers some ways that her Taíno culture has impacted America such as the word “Juracán.” She claims that it comes from Taíno mythology but has been suppressed due to colonization.

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“In fact, Juracáns were brought forth by one of the Taíono Gods Guabancex,” she said, noting that symbols used to depict the gods who “understood the spiral wind patterns of hurricanes” are distinctly similar to modern-day hurricane symbols.

It was a big day for Ocasio-Cortez who also took time to explain her Yoruban culture that she claimed infiltrated Puerto Rico when her African ancestors were brought to the island and enslaved.

Ocasio-Cortez’s family emigrated to New York City by way of Puerto Rico but that hasn’t stopped her from claiming Jewish, European and Black heritage over the years.

“As is the story of Puerto Rico, we are a people that are an amalgamation,” she said in 2018 at a synagogue. “We are no one thing. We are Black; we are indigenous; we are Spanish; we are European.”

“A very, very long time ago, generations and generations ago, my family consisted of Sephardic Jews,” she said later, talking about the “small menorahs” that her ancestors used to have tucked away in a closet.

Many people were incredulous at Ocasio-Cortez’s newfound indigenous roots.

One person claimed that she was the “new Pocahontas” but was quickly corrected by someone noting it was more likely she was the new “fauxahontas.”


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35 thoughts on “AOC goes native, speaks of her ‘indigenous heritage’ after previously claiming Jewish ancestry

  1. Rapresentative AOC’s strategy is simple. Try one lie and if it does nor work, there are hundreds more to try.

  2. I think she is referring back to her bartending days when she says she had some jewish, indian, whatever “in her.”

    That’s not what the phrase “in you” means. It means have blood from a certain heritage; you are thinking of the wrong bodily fluid!

  3. 😂😂😂😂who can take this woman seriously. She changes races, history to suit her audience, spoken like a true democrat. Unbelievable. Truly she is an insult to anyone with a brain.

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    Except don’t use “effing,” use the real word. It’ll get flagged, and it shouldn’t take long for them to get the message if we bombard them with complaints someone will actually see for a change and know are real.

  5. Shades of “Fauxcahontas Warren”

    USA, BLESS GOD AGAIN ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

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    Barry Age 77
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    #F J B #L G B

  6. Maybe U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) should spend more time in NYC and work on A)replacing all those high lying jobs she chased from her district and B)do something about the absolutely out of control crime in her district.

    Oh, and maybe stay out of other states and quit trying to be part of every perceived victim group.

    This little not-American AOC should just go back to tending bar.

  7. This little bartending, Latino, Native American Jewish princess just can’t keep her babbling to a minimum. She’s starting to sound like biden when he goes off the teleprompter.

  8. Are all the Dems drinking the same magic potion? The one that turns them all senile while making them think they sound intelligent.

  9. I worried about how a lot of people join extremist groups and “cultures” because so many are rootless. But AOC reminded me, people can also create roots out of rather flimsy material. That seems a very dangerous combination.

  10. Well Ocasio-Cortez did finally admit she is Spanish. You know, they guys who were conquistadors and did so much to, I mean for, the local indigenous peoples of the Americas. You know, like, spread diseases, murder, rob, rape, burn, and pillage. Yes, she has a great heritage to call upon and is currently doing a good job of robbing and pillaging in the U.S. Congress.

  11. Every single human on earth shares ancestral DNA. We are all connected. We are all one people. Only the outside packaging is different. We need to remember that and stop being so focused on the outside.

  12. AOC just three upped PocaWarren and her false claim. If nothing else, and believe me there is nothing else, she has demonstrated a weird imagination!!

    1. That is why she likes to buy a box of “nationalities” because “you never know what you are going to get”.

  13. Oy vey. It was a great 2022 because AOC was never in the news. Now she is back – and as stupid and corrupt as she’s ever been.

  14. Her native American Culture is from South American Culture. Even her actions prove that. Shes a liar and thief.

  15. I think AOC should get her DNA done and reveal it publicly. Put the baby to bed. I can’t wait until her 15 minutes of fame is over. Uh-oh. I can see her name in lights. At MSNBC.

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