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Native American group slams Kardashian mom comment

Native American group slams Kardashian mom comment

A Native American group is denouncing a comment Kim Kardashian's mother made on national television as being "wrong and hurtful."
Kris Jenner was asked on "Good Morning America" Thursday whether her daughter should return Kris Humphries' $2 million engagement ring after their 72-day marriage ended.
Jenner laughed, saying: "Well, I hate an Indian giver. Don't you? It's a gift. Keep your gift."
The National Congress of American Indians wasn't amused.
"The phrase `Indian giving' is wrong and hurtful," Jacqueline Johnson Pata, executive director of the tribal advocacy group, said in a statement.
"The cultural values of Native Americans are based on giving unconditionally and empowering those around them. Instead this cultural value is forgotten when negative stereotyping of Native people occurs."
An email message to Jenner's representative wasn't immediately returned Friday.
Earlier this year, the National Congress of American Indians criticized the use of the code name "Geronimo" for the operation that killed Osama bin Laden.
Geronimo was an Apache leader revered by many in the U.S. Southwest. NCAI President Jefferson Keel said at the time that the use of a Native American term "undermines the military service of Native people."