Elizabeth Warren releases DNA test which claims "strong evidence" of Native American ancestry, thoughts?

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For those who don't know, Elizabeth Warren is a Senator who has claimed for a long time that she is Native American. Many people have criticized her for this by saying she's lying. So, she took a DNA test and the results are in.

An analysis of her genetic data was performed by Carlos Bustamante, a professor of genetics at Stanford. According to the report, "the great majority of (Warren's) identifiable ancestry is European." However, the report adds, "The analysis also identified 5 genetic segments as Native American in origin at high confidence." Bustamante's analysis places Warren's Native American ancestor between six and 10 generations ago, with the report estimating eight generations. Article here.

What do you think about this? Is having an ancestor 6-10 generations ago enough to qualify someone as ethnically Native American? It is highly likely that a lot of Americans with European ancestry also have some level of Native American ancestry, so where is the line drawn? Share your opinions!
Sen. Elizabeth Warren
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Elizabeth Warren releases DNA test which claims "strong evidence" of Native American ancestry, thoughts?
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