See the New York Times, "Warren Says She’s Proud of Being American Indian":
Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday defended her decision to identify herself as a minority in a directory of law professors in the 1980’s and ’90s, saying that she hoped it would help her “meet more people who had grown up like I had grown up” ....Oh brother.
Although she denied any linkage between her heritage – a genealogical record suggests that she is 1/32 American Indian — and her professional life, Ms. Warren defended its importance to her family roots.
“I have lived in a family that has talked about Native American, talked about tribes, since I’ve been a little girl,” Ms. Warren said. “Being Native American has been part of my story, I guess, since the day I was born.”
Yeah, she's a real Native American alright.
Michelle has that, "“Sacaja-whiner:” Elizabeth Warren and the Oppression Olympics":
Elizabeth Warren is the Harvard law professor running for Senate in Massachusetts as a Democratic populist-progressive champion. But don’t call her “Elizabeth Warren.” Call her “Pinocchio-hontas,” “Chief Full-of-Lies,” “Running Joke” or “Sacaja-whiner.”Continue reading.
Warren has claimed questionable Native American minority status for years to reap career “diversity” benefits. Now, Cherokee leaders, campaign rival GOP Sen. Scott Brown and an army of Twitter detractors have called her out for gaming the racial-preference system. Live by identity politics, die by identity politics.
The Boston Herald reported last Friday that Harvard administrators “prominently touted Warren’s Native American background … in an effort to bolster their diversity hiring record in the ’90s as the school came under heavy fire for a faculty that was then predominantly white and male.” When asked for proof of her tribal heritage, Warren’s campaign first denied that she had ever bragged about it. But from 1986 to 1995, Warren listed herself as a minority professor in a professional law school directory.
While the Democrat’s team scrounged for evidence over the weekend, Warren stalled for time by asserting that she didn’t need to provide documentation because family “lore” backed her up. Someone told her a story, you see, and magically conferred native status upon her. Through narrative, all things are possible! (Notorious “fake Indian” Ward Churchill is wondering why he didn’t think of this alibi first before the University of Colorado at Boulder fired him for academic fraud.)
On Tuesday, Warren finally discovered a great-great-great-grandmother supposedly “certified as Cherokee” and a random cousin somehow involved with a museum that preserves Native American art. There’s also a great-great-grandfather somewhere in Warren’s dusty genealogical records who spent time on a Cherokee reservation. Because walking a mile in someone else’s moccasins is now just as good as being born in them....
Once again, the left’s incurable love affair with oppression chic is on naked display. It’s an Olympic competition of the haves to show their have-not cred.