Native American Groups Criticize Elizabeth Warren Over DNA Test
Another sign Sen. Warren’s move was miscalculated is the Cherokee Nation’s
criticism. “Sovereign tribal nations set their own legal requirements for citizenship, and while DNA tests can be used to determine lineage, such as paternity to an individual, it is not evidence for tribal affiliation,” the Cherokee Nation’s secretary of state Chuck Hoskin, Jr.
said in a statement on Monday. “Using a DNA test to lay claim to any connection to the Cherokee Nation or any tribal nation, even vaguely, is inappropriate and wrong.”