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Filed Under: Canada | Opinion
Micah A: My blood quantum does not make me less of an Indian (07/02)
I may be pale-skinned, but I honor my traditions through the telling of my people’s stories, by speaking my people’s language and even by creating the traditional art.

Filed Under: Opinion
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Race frauds are not new in Indian Country (06/29)
The American obsession with black authenticity is related to Indian authenticity, and it is tied to 'blood' purity.

Filed Under: Law | Opinion
Matthew Scraper: ICWA opponents wrong to cite blood quantum (05/25)
It is not appropriate to deny a child of the opportunity to be raised in and with their culture, simply because one who is not from or part of that culture deems their blood quantum not to be high enough.

Filed Under: Law | National
Eastern Cherokees engage in spirited debate on 1924 base roll (03/11)
The tribal council voted to adopt the document as the basis for determining membership.

Filed Under: Opinion
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Native sovereignty in a race-based society (03/02)
The distinction American Indians are talking about when they talk about their heritage is a political distinction, not a racial distinction.

Filed Under: Opinion
Cedric Sunray: Tribes turn blind eye to racism in enrollment (02/16)
Census records of Chitimacha Indians clearly identify the ancestors of today’s black Chitimacha families.

Filed Under: Opinion
Ivan Star: Being Lakota is something that comes from the heart (12/15)
Active use of the language and involvement of culture are indispensable to what makes a person Lakota.

Filed Under: Opinion
Cedric Sunray: Standing together to fight tribal disenrollment (10/22)
Solidarity requires other tribal members/citizens to disenroll themselves when others are disenrolled.

Filed Under: Opinion
Cedric Sunray: Tribes abandon traditional aspects of inclusion (10/20)
Many tribes in North America have simply lost their way today.

Filed Under: Opinion
Chris Bethmann: An Oneida Indian without official documentation (09/08)
Chris Bethmann shares his experience as a descendant of the Oneida Nation of New York without official tribal documentation.

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.

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