Elizabeth Warren Receives Support From Eastern Band Of Cherokee

Опубликовано 16 октября 2018, 23:37
Business Insider reports that the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians issued a statement largely supporting Sen. Elizabeth Warren's recent DNA test to confirm her Native American ancestry. The statement breaks with another tribe that called the move "inappropriate and wrong." Eastern Band Principal Chief Richard Sneed said in a statement to Business Insider on Tuesday they don't believe that Warren has appropriated their culture. This even though they "strongly condemn" people who try to pass off distant Native ancestry as their race. He said, "Senator Elizabeth Warren does not claim to be a citizen of any tribal nation, and she is not a citizen of the Eastern Band. Like many other Americans, she has a family story of Cherokee and Delaware ancestry and evidence of Native ancestry."

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