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An Apology to the Cherokee Nation

Senator Warren has now apologized for a DNA test she took last year in response to a dare from President Trump. This may help mend fences as her own campaign for the office of President moves forward.
Warren apologizes to Cherokee nation over DNA test

Warren apologizes to Cherokee nation over DNA test

Sen. Elizabeth Warren introduces 'ultra-millionaire' tax and apologizes for her DNA test ; David Spunt reports. #Tucker #FoxNews FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political and business news.…

Elizabeth Warren shows how unpopular identity politics is

Senator Elizabeth Warren’s strange insistence that trace amounts of American Indian DNA confirm her past claims to minority status has drawn snorts from her fellow liberals, as well as from conservatives. Even the Cherokee Nation piled on, saying she is “undermining tribal interests.” Americans from all sides who disdain identity politics should recognize, however, the yeoman’s work the senior senator from Massachusetts is doing to expose the empty core of our new national pastime, the victimhood Olympics. From protected statuses to grievance-mongering, set asides, racial preferences, bias training, political correctness and hegemonic narratives, the whole edifice of identity politics rests on the foundational notion that we are all members of monolithic groups. Each is imbued with group-think and scrambles for pole position on the national stage through power relations — or some such. Warren is making it plainly obvious that we’re all a mix, a bit of this and a dash of that. If there is a power struggle taking place, it is internal — your French genes fighting your English ones in some intestinal Waterloo. Warren is soldiering on, claiming the DNA results she released Monday vindicate her long-standing claims of Native American heritage. For the record, what the DNA revealed was that Warren has between 1.56 percent and 0.097 percent American Indian DNA — and measured, at that, against DNA samples from Peru, Mexico and Colombia, not from the United States. “A DNA test is useless to determine tribal citizenship. President Trump will doubtless continue ridiculing Warren’s claims of inherited disadvantage, keeping the issue alive.

Citizen of Cherokee Nation slams Warren’s political ambition

A citizen of the Cherokee Nation on Monday said Sen. Elizabeth Warren is "more concerned" about her political future than the interests of tribal sovereignty and Native rights. Warren’s long-standing assertion of Native American heritage was called into question Monday after the results of her DNA test were made public. Warren published the DNA results as a rebuttal to President Donald Trump, who has long mocked her ancestral claims by referring to her as “Pocahontas.” While the results indicated the Massachusetts Senator may indeed have some Native American heritage – anywhere from 1/64 to 1/1,024 – the matter was not settled for everyone. Rebecca Nagle, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, told Fox News' 'The Ingraham Angle' that Native American identity “is not up to Elizabeth Warren.” “[A]n important thing for non-native people to understand is that Native identity is up to Native people. It’s not up to a scientist in a lab, it is not up to President Donald Trump’s twitter feed, and it’s not up to Elizabeth Warren,” Nagle said. “We live in a country where most of the non-Native population doesn’t understand or know basic information about our identity, about tribal sovereignty, and about our history as Native people. And so these myths that – you know – Native identity can be determined by a DNA test, directly undermines our rights as Native Americans and our tribal sovereignty.” Nagle alluded to past comments Warren made in which she mentioned her distant relative’s “high cheekbones” as evidence of her Native heritage. “During this entire controversy, Elizabeth Warren has relied on stereotypes and popular misconceptions about Native Americans to prop up her false claims,” Nagle said. Nagle criticized Warren for publishing the results of DNA test and ignoring “hordes of Native people have been talking about how DNA tests in no way prove Native heritage or any connection to a Native tribe.” “I think that her decision shows that she does not listen to Native people and is more concerned about her own political career and her ambitions than tribal sovereignty and Native rights,” Nagle said.
Cherokee Nation slams Warren's DNA test

Cherokee Nation slams Warren’s DNA test

Sen. Warren faces blowback from Native Americans over DNA claims; reaction and analysis from 'The Five.' FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political and business news. The number…
Trump demands Warren apologize for Cherokee ancestry 'fraud'

Trump demands Warren apologize for Cherokee ancestry ‘fraud’

President fires back at the Democrat senator's DNA test results on her heritage; Peter Doocy reports on the firestorm over the senator's roots. FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well…