Warren Petoskey: Blood quantum is not a traditional concept

"We know the statement "blood quantum" was made and defined for us.

There are many of us who are fortunate enough to have stayed connected or reconnected with our people, but there are those who have not and who are drifting through this physical experience trying to find their way home; trying to find their identity; and trying to find their people.

Because of an invasion, most of us are not full bloods. I view the mixed races now as a strength. Many, who stayed on the reservations, are fluent in our language and have known nothing but Native culture and tradition."

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