Senator Warren proved her Native American heritage by publicly sharing DNA results.
Definitions for “Native American” ancestry are disputed, but many are questioning if the DNA results show evidence to support an ancestry claim.
The Boston Globe, others.
Elizabeth Warren is between 1/64th and 1/512th Native American.
A DNA analysis showed Elizabeth Warren has a Native American relative 6 to 10 generations back, meaning she is between 1/64th and 1/1,024th Native American.
The DNA was performed by a private geneticist rather than independent genetic testing company
Boston Globe said analysis provides “strong evidence” that Warren had Native American in her family tree 6-10 generations ago. They issued a correction after incorrectly interpreting this to mean she is between 1/64th and 1/512th Native American.
Verge reported “there is no DNA test for being Native American because DNA and genetic ancestry are not the same as culture and identity”
The Verge: “Many Native Americans also had concerns about genetic testing and don’t usually participate in databases”
Conservatives did not take kindly to her for releasing a test that indicated she is anywhere between .01% and 1.6% Native American
Pocahontas (the bad version), sometimes referred to as Elizabeth Warren, is getting slammed. She took a bogus DNA test and it showed that she may be 1/1024, far less than the average American. Now Cherokee Nation denies her, “DNA test is useless.” Even they don’t want her. Phony!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 16, 2018