UPDATE: Oh she spoke alright.
"I really hope that you will join us for fighting for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris and in supporting the Democrats so that we can all cont our work for Indian Country," Warren said. "It is more important now than ever."
Rion Ramirez, Chairman of the Native American Caucus, thanked Warren for her remarks and for always being a "friend" to them.
Elizabeth Warren speaking now.— Jennifer Bendery (@jbendery) August 18, 2020
Talking about how Trump admin has "failed Indian Country," leaving communities to get "ravaged by COVID-19." Notes all the Trump admin delays in distributing emergency COVID-19 relief to tribes, causing "more suffering, more illness + more death." pic.twitter.com/MXl1EIE2fb
Elizabeth Warren just spoke at the DNC Native American Caucus Meeting pic.twitter.com/7VoIYpwmBO— jordan (@JordanUhl) August 18, 2020
The Democratic National Convention has already given us plenty of material to work with (see Matt's piece on the DNC's "Outro" Monday night) but on Tuesday they provided the best headline yet. Apparently, the Party has has invited Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) to their Native American Caucus meeting. We didn't make it up. It came right from a few of the participants themselves.
Grateful to be attending the DNC Native American Caucus meeting today as a Delegate from WA State to the @DemConvention. A killer lineup including @peggyflanagan @RepDebHaaland @RepDavids @SenWarren.#NativeVote20#BidenHarris2020 pic.twitter.com/qrqkgxebLw— Chris Stearns (@stearnsseattle) August 18, 2020
And you better believe the Trump campaign jumped all over this one.
??— Zach Parkinson (@AZachParkinson) August 18, 2020
The DNC is including ***Elizabeth Warren*** as one of the participants in its Native American Caucus meeting today
Can't make it up pic.twitter.com/KDDjvyzTnq
Elizabeth Warren is joining the DNC Native American Caucus meeting, naturally. pic.twitter.com/kTowE9RchB— Tim Murtaugh - Download the Trump 2020 app today! (@TimMurtaugh) August 18, 2020
Warren has claimed to have Native American heritage for years now. But she got into some major trouble a few years back when she tried to prove it. She took a DNA test, which concluded that she was....1/1024th Native American. It was hardly sufficient, and after backlash from the Cherokee Nation Warren was forced to apologize for the charade.
That begs the question, if she's apologized for identifying as Native American, then why on Earth is she participating in this panel?
Of course, this whole controversy earned Warren her infamous nickname from President Trump, "Pocahontas." And social media users had some fun with the announcement.
the chances of me tuning in are about 1/1024— EMM (@emmemm77) August 18, 2020
Nevertheless, we look forward to hearing her knowledge on the subject!