Elizabeth Warren Offers Apology to Native Americans at Iowa Forum

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Elizabeth Warren speaks to the crowd at a forum for presidential candidates, Sioux City, Iowa – July 19, 2019 (Shutterstock).

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) publicly apologized to Native Americans on August 19 regarding her claims to tribal heritage. Warren, who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination, offered the apology during a forum on Native American issues in Sioux City, Iowa. 

“Like anyone who has been honest with themselves, I know I have made mistakes,” Warren said, according to the Associated Press (AP). “I am sorry for the harm I have caused.” 

Warren has faced criticism from both sides of the political aisle over her past claims of tribal ancestry. In 2018, Warren disastrously released a DNA analysis that showed evidence of a tribal ancestor as far back as 10 generations. 

The Cherokee Nation and other Native Americans criticized the Massachusetts senator for linking tribal membership to genetics. According to…

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