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Cherokee Official Says Trump-Warren DNA Debate Not Helping Tribe

As the president and Elizabeth Warren trade jabs over her Native American roots, the Cherokee Nation secretary of state tells NPR they should instead be looking into the needs of Indian country.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks at a rally for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez, left, and congressional Democratic candidate Ayanna Pressley, second from the left. Source: Scott Eisen

A DNA test showing that Sen. Elizabeth Warren has Native American ancestry is "completely irrelevant to the process" of determining her tribal identity, the Cherokee secretary of state told NPR's Morning Edition.

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