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Elizabeth Warren Identified as ‘American Indian’ in 1986

"The Post obtained Warren’s registration card for the State Bar of Texas, providing a previously undisclosed example of Warren identifying as an 'American Indian.'"

By NTK Staff | 02.05.2019 @8:32pm
Elizabeth Warren Identified as ‘American Indian’ in 1986

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), a 2020 presidential hopeful, identified herself as an “American Indian” on her 1986 registration card for the State Bar of Texas, according to documents obtained by the Washington Post.

The Washington Post reported:

Using an open records request during a general inquiry, for example, The Post obtained Warren’s registration card for the State Bar of Texas, providing a previously undisclosed example of Warren identifying as an “American Indian.”

Warren filled out the card by hand in neat blue ink and signed it. Dated April 1986, it is the first document to surface showing Warren making the claim in her own handwriting. Her office didn’t dispute its authenticity.

The Washington Post report comes just months after Warren released the results of her DNA test, which was roundly criticized, and just days before she is expected to make her 2020 presidential campaign official.

“I can’t go back,” Warren told the Washington Post on Tuesday. “But I am sorry for furthering confusion on tribal sovereignty and tribal citizenship and harm that resulted.”

The Washington Post also noted: “The Texas bar registration card is significant, among other reasons, because it removes any doubt that Warren directly claimed the identity. In other instances, Warren has declined to say whether she or an assistant filled out forms.”

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