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https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2018/10/15/pocahontas-gone-but-elizabeth-warren-still-has-blah-blah-blah-gene/oGv71o9JuKRfoNV8tm9P4K/story.html#comments

 

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begolfing10/15/18 11:26 AM
Correction: Due to a math error, a story about Elizabeth Warren misstated the ancestry percentage of a potential 10th generation relative. It should be 1/1,024.
 
Seems however the Nation are not ready to welcome her with open arms.
 

"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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20 minutes ago, Boiler said:

https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2018/10/15/pocahontas-gone-but-elizabeth-warren-still-has-blah-blah-blah-gene/oGv71o9JuKRfoNV8tm9P4K/story.html#comments

 

begolfing
begolfing10/15/18 11:26 AM
Correction: Due to a math error, a story about Elizabeth Warren misstated the ancestry percentage of a potential 10th generation relative. It should be 1/1,024.
 
Seems however the Nation are not ready to welcome her with open arms.
 

"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.

Yeah it seems that my children have more Cherokee in their blood than she does. 
 

I don't get why she did this at all because it totally backfired on her big time. She could have just said that her family was intermarried in the tribe over a century ago which was really common place back them. It was common place for Native Americans to intermingle with and accept white people within the tribe and even in some occasions black people as well. 

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Somebody (Fauxcahontas) stepped on her own necktie...

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9 hours ago, Cyberfx1024 said:

Yeah it seems that my children have more Cherokee in their blood than she does. 
 

I don't get why she did this at all because it totally backfired on her big time. She could have just said that her family was intermarried in the tribe over a century ago which was really common place back them. It was common place for Native Americans to intermingle with and accept white people within the tribe and even in some occasions black people as well. 

Because she knew her allies in the media would attempt to spin it in her favor and make Trump look bad.  Doesn't appear to have worked out that way, but nothing much has worked out very well for the Democrat leaders recently.


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