"It adds fuel to that misconception that I can go out, get a DNA test and then, boom, that's all I really need", said Brandon Scott, a Cherokee Nation citizen and the executive editor of tribe's newspaper, the Cherokee Phoenix.
Warren has claimed Cherokee and Delaware Indian heritage, citing family stories, but until Monday had not presented documentation.
When asked whether, based on the results, she made a mistake identifying herself as Native American as a law professor, Warren expressed regret but stopped short of admitting error.
Pocahontas was a historical figure from the 17th Century and using her name in an intentionally disparaging way insults native peoples and degrades their cultures. At the same time, the report could embolden critics by showing only trace amounts of that heritage - which Republicans have charged she used to advance her career at Harvard.
"We appreciate Senator Warren's push to bring awareness to violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women and families, who all too often are invisible to most Americans", NIWRC responded in a statement on its website.
The analysis placed Warren's purported Native American ancestry between 6 and 10 generations ago, revealing that Warren is possibly between 1/64 to 1/1024-or 0.09 percent Native American. In a video released by Warren yesterday, a number of former colleagues at the universities where she worked again deny that her heritage played any role in her hiring.
Warren got "into petty politics" by releasing the results of her DNA test in an attempted jab at Trump's repeated "Pocahontas" jabs, Huntsman warned. "This is not something I would enjoy doing either". Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) made a "mockery" out of DNA tests and tribal nations.
DNA tests are typically done using a sample swabbed from the inside of a person's cheek.
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Hoskin said none of this helps the Cherokee Nation.
Many Oklahomans take pride in their Indian blood even if, as in Warren's case, they can not trace an ancestor to the original tribal rolls.
"If this were a Republican right now, if this were [Sen.] Ted Cruz [R-Texas] coming out here and saying he's Native American, it came out he was.009 [percent], all of you would be going insane", McCain said.
US President has mocked Elizabeth Warren, a potential opponent in 2020, as "Pocahontas".