[Ed. – The reason for the apology appears to be the attempt to establish her appropriated Native American identity — in this case, as a Cherokee — by having her DNA tested. That’s not now the tribes keep their books. In any case, Warren is unlikely to overcome the “weird” factor and suddenly become a viable face for 2020.]
Sen. Elizabeth Warren has apologized to Cherokee Nation leaders over her attempt to use a DNA test to confirm her past claims to Native American ancestry, the tribe said.
The presidential hopeful “reached out to us and has apologized to the tribe,” Cherokee Nation executive director of communications Julie Hubbard said in a statement.
“We are encouraged by this dialogue and understanding that being a Cherokee Nation tribal citizen is rooted in centuries of culture and laws not through DNA tests,” Hubbard added.