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Native American Tribe, Founded in 2009, Grants Elizabeth Warren Membership

"When she's asked next if she's a member of tribe hopefully she'll be able to say proudly I'm a member of the Una Nation..."

By NTK Staff | 02.25.2019 @2:15pm

Members of the Una Tribe, a Native American “mixed-blood tribe” founded in 2009 after its membership was rejected by other Native American nations, have granted Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) enrollment in their tribe, according to a report by a CBS affiliate in Eugene, Oregon.

Warren’s presidential campaign has been dogged by backlash over claims of Native American ancestry.

“The Una Nation describes itself as a mixed-blood tribe because its members are Native American mixed with other races,” the report stated. “The tribe started in 2009 after being rejected by existing Native American tribes for not meeting the bloodline requirements. Now the tribe is backing Senator Elizabeth Warren, who’s been criticized for saying she’s Native American.”

“If she’s Native American or of Native American descent, that means she’s a mixed blood, and we stand by her and her statement that she’s part Native American,” said Richard Lake, the co-founder of the Una Tribe.

“With that in mind, the Una Nation put together a welcome packet for the Massachusetts Senator,” CBS Eugene, Oregon reported.

Lake then went through the welcome packet, which included a welcome letter and a certification of tribal enrollment.

“We’re granting her as a gift enrollment in the Una Nation. When she’s asked next if she’s a member of tribe hopefully she’ll be able to say proudly I’m a member of the Una Nation who accepts me for who I am,” Lake said. “We want to ensure that people like us like her are not overlooked and are not pushed aside any longer.”

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