Elizabeth Warren Apologizes To Native American Tribe For DNA Test

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has apologized to the Cherokee Nation for taking a DNA test in an attempt to prove her Native American heritage, The Intercept reports.

Trump had even offered $1 million to Warren's favourite charity if she took "the test and it shows you're an Indian", he said.

She's repeatedly claimed her father's family was upset with his marriage to her mother because she had Native American heritage.

But the test was controversial for Native Americans, for whom being part of a tribe is cultural and includes living under tribal laws, rather than simple genetic links.

"We are encouraged by this dialogue and understanding that being a Cherokee Nation tribal citizen is rooted in centuries of culture and laws not through DNA tests", said Julie Hubbard, the tribe's executive director of communications, told Tulsa World.

A Warren spokesman declined to comment on any outreach to Cherokee Nation.

She is on the party's left flank, and built her reputation by holding Wall Street accountable for its missteps.

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Ms Warren had reportedly told advisers she feared she had damaged her relationships with Native American tribes, according to the New York Times.

The senator faced immediate scrutiny over the results, including from the Native American community, which called DNA tests "useless".

"It makes a mockery out of DNA tests and its legitimate uses while also dishonouring legitimate tribal governments and their citizens, whose ancestors are well documented and whose heritage is proven".

Warren has defended her decision on the campaign trail amid the backlash.

"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", said Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr.

"Where is her public statement?" he asked. More worrisome to supporters of Ms. Warren's presidential ambitions, she has yet to allay criticism from grass-roots progressive groups, liberal political operatives and other potential 2020 allies who complain that she put too much emphasis on the controversial field of racial science - and, in doing so, played into Mr. Trump's hands. I remember - and here's the verdict. She is expected to formally launch her campaign later this month. "Senator Warren is undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage". "And I'm very proud of it", Warren said. These recipes were credited in the book to "Elizabeth Warren, Cherokee".

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