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Here's What You Need to Understand About Pocahontas Warren's DNA Results

17 Octobre 2018

"We all know why @realDonaldTrump makes creepy physical threats about me, right?"

The six-page genetic data report, which was released on Sunday, is dated October 10.

Posts by Native Americans in social media reflect a weariness at having to repeatedly remind non-Natives that being Native is not exclusively about bloodlines but belonging to tribal communities.

That comment stems from Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren posting a report from a genetics professor that concludes she has Native American ancestry.

Elizabeth Warren's strong stance in politics has her at odds to be the next President of the USA come 2020. "I understand that distinction".

Trump, who refers to Warren as "Pocahontas", seized on the conclusion in a series of tweets Tuesday.

Trump has often mocked Warren for saying she was Native American because she didn't have documentation of status.

Additionally, Trump thanked the Cherokee Nation, which called Warren's decision to resort to a DNA test "inappropriate and wrong". "I wish I had been clearer about that - been more mindful, is the word".

Warren's heritage has been under scrutiny since 2012 during her campaign for the Senate against Scott Brown who ran attack ads aimed at her "Cherokee" heritage.

Warren released the findings of the test in a video in which she concedes that she is not enrolled in any tribe, "but my family history is my family history". Warren, they say, "is undermining tribal interests with her continued claims of tribal heritage". "It doesn't matter - it matters who was there with us when the United States government dissolved the Indian territory in Oklahoma in 1902".

There's a party trick my ex-husband, a member of the Creek Nation, told me about: The next time a white-looking person tells you they have Native American blood, look at them thoughtfully, maybe tilt their chin this way and that, and say, "I bet you're part Cherokee".

"I didn't really think much about it".

Sure, the Globe found Harvard profs to insist that her claim had nothing to do with her hiring.

Although the conventional wisdom among students and faculty is that the Law School faculty includes no minority women, Chmura said Professor of Law Elizabeth Warren is Native American.

"Where has she been on these many issues that plague our communities?" She has also denied using the claim to advance her academic and political careers. She has previously cited family stories to claim Cherokee and Delaware Indian heritage. "This was just another part of it".

The US might still have several weeks to go before the 2018 midterm elections, but politicos and politicians alike are already thinking about 2020, when the US presidency is up for grabs.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) weighed in on what a DNA test could potentially reveal about his ancestry on Tuesday's "Fox & Friends", awkwardly quipping: "I'll probably be Iranian".

Here's What You Need to Understand About Pocahontas Warren's DNA Results