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Cherokee Nation Issues Statement on Sen. Warren's DNA Test Results


October 16, 2018

TAHLEQUAH -Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) released results of a DNA test that indicates “the great majority of (Warren’s) identifiable ancestry is European.” However, the report adds, “The analysis also identified 5 genetic segments as Native American in origin at high confidence.”

On Monday afternoon, the Cherokee Nation released a statement that said in part that DNA tests are useless in determining tribal citizenship.


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