Group demands Warren backtrack on bogus Native claims

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Discussion posted by: IRWeasel

A group of Native Americans has demanded that Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren backtrack on claims she has Indigenous heritage. More than 200 Cherokees and others have signed a letter directed to the Massachusetts politician. Warren is part of a growing group of Americans who are claiming Native heritage to snare government contracts. According to the Los Angeles Times, the group cites a Times probe that found more than $800 million in government contracts earmarked for minorities went to businesses with bogus connections to First Nations. And the activists want Warren to step forward to deter other rip-off artists from making dubious claims. The Times said Warren sent a 12-page letter to the Cherokee group which raised the concerns. She again apologized and admitted that she is a “white woman.”