Cherokee Nation Blasts Elizabeth Warren For DNA Stunt: ‘Inappropriate And Wrong’

The Federalist | 10/15/2018 | Bre Payton
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In a statement released Monday, the Cherokee Nation blasted Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren for trotting out the results of a DNA test she claims prove she is part Cherokee.

“A DNA test is useless to determine tribal citizenship,” Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. said in a statement. “Sovereign tribal nations set their own legal requirements for citizenship, and while DNA tests can be used to determine lineage, such as paternity to an individual, it is not evidence for tribal affiliation.”

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On Monday Morning, the Boston Globe published a story outlining the results of Warren’s DNA test, which revealed that she may or may not have had an ancestor of Native American descent 6 to 10 generations ago, making her at most 1/32 Native American. The results...
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