On Monday, 2020 White House contender Elizabeth Warren, whom President Trump famously dubbed “Fauxcahontas” for her false claim of Native American heritage, commemorated “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” instead of Columbus Day, claiming America has a “long and painful” history of mistreating Native Americans.
After the DC Council approved the “Indigenous Peoples’ Day Emergency Declaration Act of 2019” last week, which temporarily replaces Columbus Day in the city, Warren tweeted, “The story of America’s mistreatment of indigenous peoples is long and painful. And yet, Native communities have proven resilient. We owe them our respect—and we must honor our government’s commitments and promises to them #IndigenousPeoplesDay.”
She then linked to her plan focused on “honoring and empowering tribal nations and Indigenous peoples.”
A DNA test made public last year showed Warren has nowhere near enough Native American blood to claim membership in any tribe.