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More on: blood quantum

Filed Under: Opinion
Julianne Jennings: Indian people still defined by blood quantum (08/13)
Julianne Jennings discusses how blood and blood quantum have been used to define American Indians and African Americans.

Filed Under: Law
Brian Pierson: Recent federal court rulings affecting Indian law (07/15)
Land claims, Indian status and land-into-trust are some of the issues in recent court cases.

Filed Under: Opinion
Julianne Jennings: Black Indians still subjected to discrimination (07/04)
Julianne Jennings discusses the racism experienced by Black Indians.

Filed Under: Opinion
Julianne Jennings: Tools of conquest are still being used today (06/17)
Julianne Jennings reflects a chance meeting with a descendant of a military officer who led war against New England tribes.

Filed Under: Canada | Opinion
Lisa Charleyboy: Still looking for love under the Indian Act (04/21)
Lisa Charleyboy explores the difficulties of dating in Canada under the restrictions of the Indian Act.

Filed Under: Opinion
Gabe Galanda: Federal government to blame for disenrollment (03/07)
Attorney Gabe Galanda blames the federal government for disenrollment disputes in Indian Country.

Filed Under: Opinion
Simon Moya-Smith: Citizenship vs. membership in a tribal nation (02/21)
Simon Moya-Smith discusses a touchy subject in Indian Country.

Filed Under: Opinion
Dina Gilo-Whitaker: Colonialism leaves stain on Indian people (02/14)
Dina Gilio-Whitaker shares an experience with Indian-on-Indian racism.

Filed Under: Law | National
9th Circuit to rehear case over defendant's 'Indian' status (02/12)
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has agreed to rehear a dispute over a criminal defendant's Indian status.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Ojibwe tribes in Minnesota work towards constitutional reform (11/21)
Two Ojibwe tribes in Minnesota are working to update their constitutions in light of a historic vote from one of their fellow bands.

Filed Under: National | Politics
White Earth Band removes blood quantum rule from constitution (11/20)
Members of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe in Minnesota voted to eliminate a blood quantum requirement from the tribe's constitution.

Filed Under: National | Politics
White Earth Band votes on end to blood quantum requirement (11/19)
Members of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe in Minnesota are voting today on a constitutional amendment to eliminate blood quantum.

Filed Under: Opinion
Ruth Hopkins: Just who decides who is an Indian these days? (11/11)
Ruth Hopkins dives into the debate of who is Indian and who is not.

Filed Under: Law | National
9th Circuit determines defendant doesn't meet 'Indian' status (09/20)
A defendant's tribal enrollment certificate isn't enough to prove he is an Indian for purposes of federal law, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled.

Filed Under: Opinion
Sterling HolyWhiteMountain: Race, blood quantum and Indians (09/20)
Sterling HolyWhiteMountain, a writer from the Blackfeet Nation of Montana, discusses race, blood quantum and tribal citizenship.

Filed Under: Law | National
Radio: Baby Veronica dispute brings up blood quantum issue (08/23)
Public Radio Tulsa reports on race, blood quantum and tribal citizenship issues in light of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl.

Filed Under: Law
9th Circuit withdraws decision for defendant's Indian status (08/21)
For the second time this year, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has withdrawn an opinion affecting a criminal defendant's Indian status.

Filed Under: Law | National
Native Sun News: Supreme Court gains and losses in ICWA case (07/08)
The decision on the case of Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl was a wrenching one that was passed from state courts to the US Supreme Court and back again.

Filed Under: Opinion
Aura Bogado: Supreme Court brings up blood in ICWA ruling (07/02)
Aura Bogado discusses the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, an Indian Child Welfare Act case.

Filed Under: Opinion
Alex Pearl: Supreme Court sends message on Indian blood (06/27)
Alex Pearl, a law professor and citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, on the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl.

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