'She Needs to Apologize': Pocahontas Descendant Says Warren Wrongfully Appropriated Native Ancestry
A descendant of 17th-century Powhatan princess Pocahontas called on Sen. Elizabeth Warren to apologize for appropriating Native Americans' heritage for political and occupational gain.
President Trump has dubbed Warren (D-Mass.) the new "Pocahontas" for her claims to be of Cherokee ancestry. A DNA test released by the Cambridge lawmaker showed she is anywhere from 1/64 to 1/1,024th Native American.
Debbie White Dove Porreco said Tuesday on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" that she is glad that Warren took the DNA test. Porreco asked that Warren do so in a May 1 appearance on the program.
"It did prove that she wasn't the Cherokee Indian that she was claiming to be for so long," Porreco said. "I think she's guilty of claiming she's an American Indian but has no proof -- and then [is] using it for applications for college and for political reasons."
Porreco said she feels "betrayed" by Warren because she wasn't the first female faculty of color as Harvard listed her in a circa-1990 document, according to Carlson.
"She needs to... apologize to everybody for what she has done," Porreco said.
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