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Are There More ‘American Indian’ Documents Out There? Warren Won’t Say

"So, all I know is that during this time period, this is consistent with what I did because it was based on my understanding from my family’s stories…”

By NTK Staff | 02.06.2019 @4:22pm

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) dodged reporters’ questions about whether she identified herself as an “American Indian” on any other documents during a press gaggle to address a controversy stemming from a recent Washington Post story.

The Washington Post reported on Tuesday that in 1986, Warren identified herself as an “American Indian” on her registration card for the State Bar of Texas.

In an attempt to address the controversy, Warren held a small press gaggle outside her Senate office on Wednesday to apologize for identifying herself as an “American Indian” and answer questions.

A reporter asked Warren if there were any more documents on which she identified herself this way.

“Look, this is who I grew up believing, with my brother, this is our family story, and it’s all consistent from that point in time. But as I’ve said, it’s important to note I’m not a tribal citizen, and I should have been more mindful,” Warren said.

Another reporter then pressed Warren on whether there could be more documents on which she identified herself as an “American Indian.”

“So, all I know is that during this time period, this is consistent with what I did because it was based on my understanding from my family’s stories,” Warren said. “But family stories are not the same as tribal citizenship, and this is why I have apologized.”

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