Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Cherokee Nation responds to Senator Warren, says DNA test 'useless to determine tribal citizenship'

Looks like Pocahontas Warren has hit an obstacle in her quest to prove her so-called Indian heritage.   
Fox News reports the Cherokee Nation responded to the results of Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren's DNA test on Monday, arguing that “a DNA test is useless to determine tribal citizenship.” The response came after the Democratic senator revealed that, based on tests, she has Native-American ancestry “in the range of 6-10 generations ago.

"Current DNA tests do not even distinguish whether a person’s ancestors were indigenous to North or South America," Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. said in a press release.

"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,"   whose heritage is proven. Senator Warren is undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage."

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