Elizabeth Warren apologizes to Cherokees

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ASPartOfMe
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01 Feb 2019, 4:51 pm

ELIZABETH WARREN HAS ‘REAFFIRMED’ SHE’S ‘NOT A CITIZEN OF ANY TRIBAL NATION’ WITH CHEROKEE NATION APOLOGY FOR DNA TEST

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Ahead of a potential 2020 presidential run, Democratic lawmaker Elizabeth Warren has issued an apology to the Cherokee Nation after taking a controversial DNA test to prove her Native American heritage.

“Senator Warren has reached out to us and has apologized to the tribe,” Julie Hubbard, the tribe’s executive director of communications, told The Intercept. The digital news outlet was the first to report Warren’s apology.

“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. We are encouraged by her action and hope that the slurs and mockery of tribal citizens and Indian history and heritage will now come to an end,” Hubbard added.

According to a report by The New York Times, Warren called Bill John Baker, the principal chief of Cherokee Nation, on Thursday night for a “brief and private” conversation. Hubbard told the Times that Baker and the tribe’s secretary of state, Chuck Hoskin Jr., “appreciate that she has reaffirmed that she is not a Cherokee Nation citizen or a citizen of any tribal nation.”


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01 Feb 2019, 7:27 pm

ASPartOfMe wrote:
ELIZABETH WARREN HAS ‘REAFFIRMED’ SHE’S ‘NOT A CITIZEN OF ANY TRIBAL NATION’ WITH CHEROKEE NATION APOLOGY FOR DNA TEST
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Ahead of a potential 2020 presidential run, Democratic lawmaker Elizabeth Warren has issued an apology to the Cherokee Nation after taking a controversial DNA test to prove her Native American heritage.

“Senator Warren has reached out to us and has apologized to the tribe,” Julie Hubbard, the tribe’s executive director of communications, told The Intercept. The digital news outlet was the first to report Warren’s apology.

“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. We are encouraged by her action and hope that the slurs and mockery of tribal citizens and Indian history and heritage will now come to an end,” Hubbard added.

According to a report by The New York Times, Warren called Bill John Baker, the principal chief of Cherokee Nation, on Thursday night for a “brief and private” conversation. Hubbard told the Times that Baker and the tribe’s secretary of state, Chuck Hoskin Jr., “appreciate that she has reaffirmed that she is not a Cherokee Nation citizen or a citizen of any tribal nation.”


Too little, too late. This is what she should have done INSTEAD if the DNA test, not after. Finally having to backtrack after 40+ years of making this claim.


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