Skip to comments.Cherokee Nation issues statement on Sen. Elizabeth Warren's DNA test results
Posted on 10/15/2018 3:22:58 PM PDT by SkyPilot
The Cherokee Nation issued a statement Monday on Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren's DNA test results.
Sen. Warren released her DNA report in response to President Donald Trump taunting her for her saying she was part Native American.
Sen. Warren released her 23 and Me report and it stated that "the great majority of (Warren's) identifiable ancestry is European." However, the report adds, "The analysis also identified 5 genetic segments as Native American in origin at high confidence."
This afternoon the Cherokee Nation released a statement that said in part that DNA tests are useless in determining tribal citizenship and people using DNA to connect themselves to Cherokee Nation is inappropriate.
You can read the full statement below:
"A DNA test is useless to determine tribal citizenship. Current DNA tests do not even distinguish whether a person's ancestors were indigenous to North or South America. 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. Using a DNA test to lay claim to any connection to the Cherokee Nation or any tribal nation, even vaguely, is inappropriate and wrong. It makes a mockery out of DNA tests and its legitimate uses while also dishonoring legitimate tribal governments and their citizens, whose ancestors are well documented and whose heritage is prove. Senator Warren is undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage."
- Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin, Jr.
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Lol. What can you say. Play with fire and you get burned.
I have "Native-American" DNA in my test - I never used my very small percentage to claim "minority status" for a professorship or job of any kind.
The media is treating this whole charade as some sort of "victory" for Warren. It isn't.
This is personal for her, because Trump made her a national laughingstock.
I remember seeing the video of her almost screaming, "Trump will NEVER be President!"
Elizabeth Warren is a liar. She should be called “Lizzie The Liar’’.
Well damn. Glad to see them standing up to this fraud... fauxahontas
Boom is right.
Liawatha, or Fauxcahontas.
That’s about an official statement as it gets. I do have Indian heritage but it is not recognized by the Cherokee Tribe. My ancestors were on an Indian roll but not THE Indian roll that they go by. Even though it is older and accurate.
1/1024 % of native American blood. Bwahahahahaha
NRA spokesbabe, Dana Loesch does legitimately boast aCherokee blood; however, she doesn’t claim she is an Indian as Fauxcohontas does.
Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.
Welcome to the real world, Mizz Warren.
(And a very smart hand salute to the Cherokee Nation.)
Big Chief throws illegal squatter out of teepee.
They obviously don’t understand the oppression her parents faced because of their scandalous mixed relationship in White-Christian-Fascist-AmeriKKKa. Her self-authored victim narrative is what matters! LOL
Little Princess Sackosh!t.
Hey Democrats, next?
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