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Elizabeth Warren ‘should apologize' at Native American forum: activist


Added 08-17-19 07:18:07pm EST - “Liberal presidential contender Sen. Elizabeth Warren is set to take part in a candidate forum Monday in Iowa on issues affecting Native Americans, and participants say there will be a huge pink buf?” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Elizabeth Warren ‘should apologize’ at Native American forum: activist”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Liberal presidential contender Sen. Elizabeth Warren is set to take part in a candidate forum Monday in Iowa on issues affecting Native Americans, and participants say there will be a huge pink buffalo in the room: the Massachusetts Democrat’s questionable claims of having tribal ancestry.

“It’s going to be awkward for her even if she puts on a smile,” said Simon Moya-Smith, a 36-year-old Native American activist.

Moya-Smith, of the Ogala-Lakota Nation, wants Warren to address the controversy, sparked after the Massachusetts senator claimed her mother was “part Cherokee and part Delaware” in 2012, then released a DNA test showing she was between 1/64th to 1/1,024th Cherokee.

“I think she should apologize. I think she owes an apology to all natives. Just own it. Own that you’re not native,” Moya-Smith said.

“Nobody has ever called her an injun. Nobody has ever called her a redskin. Nobody has ever called her a prairie N-word. That’s not her identity. She doesn’t have to live it. We do.”

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