Senator Elizabeth addresses National Congress of American Indians in Washington, D.C. in February 2018. Native News Online photograph by Levi Rickert.
Published October 15, 2018
BOSTON – The Boston Globe reports on Monday that Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) took a DNA test and an anaylsis by a renowned expert from Stanford University confirms Warren does indeed have American Indian blood running through her veins.
The analysis was completed by Carlos D. Bustamante, a Stanford University professor and expert in the field who won a 2010 MacArthur fellowship, also known as a genius grant, for his work on tracking population migration via DNA analysis, according to the Boston Globe.
Warren released the results to the Boston Globe on Sunday and will release more information today, Monday, Octber 15, 2018. Today, her campaign released the following video:
Warren has been the fodder of the GOP who claim Warren used her status as an American Indian to gain preferential treatment in her academia career. Donald Trump mocks Warren during his rallies around the country. Trump calls her Pocahontas in a mocking and disrespectful manner. He even inappropriately did so in an Oval Office ceremony while recognizing the contributions of Navajo Code Talkers last November.
“This isn’t just about casual racism,” said Warren. “Native communities have faced discrimination, neglect and violence for generations. And Trump can say whatever he wants about me, but mocking Native Americans or any group in order to try and get at me? That’s not what America stands for,” Warren said on Monday.
Warren addressed the general assembly of the National Congress of American Indians in February 2018 in Washington, D.C., where she told the assembled the story of being American Indian passed down the generations.
See Warren’s speech to the National Congress of Americans Indians here: