There is a difference and it troubles me. Warren basically lied, unless she truly believed she had NA ancestry - which I find hard to swallow.Warren listed herself as American Indian on a registration card for the State Bar of Texas. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/elizabeth-warren-apologizes-for-calling-herself-native-american/2019/02/05/1627df76-2962-11e9-984d-9b8fba003e81_story.html?utm_term=.ba505687d281
I'm not sure what to think about it. I've read comments that people should let it go and maybe they should. On the other hand, I think there's a difference between saying you have Native American ancestry and claiming somewhere that your race is Native American because a great-great-great someone was Native American. That, I find disrespectful on some level.
My respect for her has diminished.