Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Monday appeared on stage at the first ever Native American presidential forum in Sioux City, Iowa, just days after the Democratic presidential candidate released a set of major policy proposals geared toward solving issues facing tribal nations. Warren began by apologizing for "harm I have caused," referencing her previous claimed tribal heritage. Those claims sparked controversy that was exacerbated after Warren released DNA test results that revealed she had Native American ancestry. Warren's efforts to make amends have included policy proposals like instituting a Cabinet-level position for Native American affairs; an influx of money toward housing, health care, and infrastructure on tribal lands; a restoration of lands to indigenous communities; and more attention to the high rates of murdered and missing Native American women.
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