Indian Country Today has details on the elder in that viral video. His name is Nathan Phillips, a Vietnam veteran who holds a regular ceremony for Native American veterans buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
The Native American elder that MAGA racists mocked is Vietnam veteran Nathan Phillips. He holds a regular ceremony for Native American veterans buried at Arlington. So the racists who claim kneeling dishonors Vets—just dishonored a Veteran to his face😑
The man who the kids in MAGA hats jeered at on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial? His name is Nathan Phillips. He’s a Vietnam Veteran who holds an annual ceremony honoring Native American veterans in Arlington National Cemetery.
VIDEO: Outrage as non-Native youth wearing #MAGA hats taunt and disrespect Native elder The Native man is Nathan Phillips, an Omaha keeper of a sacred pipe and a Vietnam Veteran. Story by
The elder being harassed by racist Covington Catholic High School students is Nathan Phillips, a Vietnam Vet and a keeper of a sacred pipe who holds an annual ceremony honoring Native American veterans in the Arlington National Cemetery. by
8) First news coverage of what happened
The Omaha elder singing the American Indian Movement (AIM) song is Nathan Phillips, a Vietnam #veteran and ex-director of the Native Youth Alliance. He holds an annual ceremony honoring indigenous veterans in the Arlington National Cemetery.
This is sad. The Native American protester who was harassed by the MAGA teens on the National Mall has been in the news before after a similar incident where he was harassed by a group of students.
"I wish I could see the energy of that young mass of young men... to making this country really great, helping those that are hungry." - Nathan Philips, Omaha elder and Vietnam veteran, at sacred pipe ceremony, Arlington National Cemetery, DC #respect
“The elder is Nathan Phillips, an Omaha elder who is also a Vietnam Veteran...He is also a keeper of a sacred pipe and holds an annual ceremony honoring Native American veterans in the Arlington National Cemetery.”
“The elder is Nathan Phillips, an Omaha elder who is also a Vietnam Veteran...He is also a keeper of a sacred pipe and holds an annual ceremony honoring Native American veterans in the Arlington National Cemetery.”
Gaze upon these foolish young people in MAGA hats mocking a Native elder singing a sacred song, and mourn your future, America.
“The elder is Nathan Phillips, an Omaha elder...a Vietnam Veteran & former director of the Native Youth Alliance...a keeper of a sacred pipe & holds an annual ceremony honoring Native American veterans in the Arlington National Cemetery.” H/t
The elder who keeps singing shows the strength & resiliency. He doesn't stop singing. He keeps singing. And that's how we survived & will continue to do so. We haven't stopped. We won't. WE ARE STILL SINGING via
Outrage as non-Native youth wearing #MAGA hats taunt and disrespect Native elder via
This American hero got the worst treatment from his fellow Americans after he returned from Vietnam and now is getting the worst kind of treatment from these disgusting boys. God bless him.
“Nathan Phillips, an Omaha elder who is also a Vietnam Veteran & former director of the Native Youth Alliance… keeper of a sacred pipe & holds an annual ceremony honoring Native American veterans in the Arlington National Cemetery.”—Indian Country Today
Disgusting behavior by these young men: Much admiration to the man standing up to these bullies. My wife (who wears a hijab) and I have sometimes been subject this type of racist behavior, and it feels terrible.