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House subcommittee schedules hearing on bill affecting Indian land in Oklahoma
National | Politics | Trust
House subcommittee schedules hearing on bill affecting Indian land in Oklahoma (October 3, 2017)
The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs is taking testimony on three tribal bills, including one of significant interest in Oklahoma.

Alaina Roberts: Freedmen dispute was really about blood quantum and race
Opinion
Alaina Roberts: Freedmen dispute was really about blood quantum and race (September 7, 2017)
As the Cherokee Freedmen celebrate a long-overdue court victory, Alaina Roberts reflects on the struggle over blood and belonging in tribal communities.

New York Times turns to Native Americans for Conversation on Race project
National
New York Times turns to Native Americans for Conversation on Race project (August 16, 2017)
As part of its Conversation on Race project, The New York Times features a short film that focuses on Native American views on race, blood quantum and other issues.

Bill removes blood quantum requirement for citizens of Five Civilized Tribes
National | Politics | Trust
Bill removes blood quantum requirement for citizens of Five Civilized Tribes (May 26, 2017)
Citizens of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee and Seminole nations are treated differently when it comes to their allotments.

Appeals court won't rehear Santa Ynez Band enrollment dispute
Law
Appeals court won't rehear Santa Ynez Band enrollment dispute (April 6, 2017)
Rosanna Miranda and her relatives haven't decided whether to take the case to the nation's highest court.

Cedric Sunray: Cherokee Nation tries to 'Trump' federal Indian Arts and Crafts Act
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion | Politics | Federal Recognition
Cedric Sunray: Cherokee Nation tries to 'Trump' federal Indian Arts and Crafts Act (October 24, 2016)
Turning Oklahoma into an isolated island in Indian Country serves no purpose for anyone.

Jenni Giovannetti: #NoDAPL inspires a mixed-blood keyboard warrior
Opinion
Jenni Giovannetti: #NoDAPL inspires a mixed-blood keyboard warrior (September 30, 2016)
I named my column Iyeska for a reason. Iyeska means mixed blood.

Blackfeet Nation membership criteria still a matter of huge debate
National | Politics
Blackfeet Nation membership criteria still a matter of huge debate (August 19, 2016)
The proposed constitution does not address enrollment at all but critics are worried about potential changes down the line.

St. Croix Chippewa Tribe ordered to reinstate five ousted members
Law | National
St. Croix Chippewa Tribe ordered to reinstate five ousted members (August 17, 2016)
The disenrollment effort violated 'basic tenets of justice and fairness,' a tribal court judge ruled.

St. Croix Chippewa Tribe defends effort to remove five from rolls
Law | National
St. Croix Chippewa Tribe defends effort to remove five from rolls (August 5, 2016)
A judge heard arguments from both sides of the dispute on July 25 and a decision is expected shortly.

Appeals court reverses conviction due to tribal certificate dispute
Law | National
Appeals court reverses conviction due to tribal certificate dispute (August 3, 2016)
Even though Edgar Alvirez won a reversal, the case took so long to resolve that he completed the terms of his sentence for an assault on an Indian woman.

Disenrollees of Pala Band ask federal appeals court for rehearing
Law | National
Disenrollees of Pala Band ask federal appeals court for rehearing (July 14, 2016)
More than 150 people who were disenrolled say the Bureau of Indian Affairs has a duty to protect their rights.

Peter d'Errico: New book unpacks myths about Native Americans
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: New book unpacks myths about Native Americans (July 5, 2016)
'All the Real Indians Died Off' will hit the market in time for this year's debates about celebrating or mourning the arrival of Columbus and his boat people from their ocean-crossing journey to this continent.

St. Croix Chippewa Tribe removes 10 people from rolls amid debate
Law
St. Croix Chippewa Tribe removes 10 people from rolls amid debate (June 28, 2016)
The move comes as the Wisconsin tribe asks members about its one-half blood quantum standard, one of just a few in Indian Country.

White Mountain Apache Tribe to vote on lowering blood quantum
Politics
White Mountain Apache Tribe to vote on lowering blood quantum (June 7, 2016)
Membership is currently open to people with at least one-half Indian blood, provided that one-fourth comes from White Mountain blood.

John McCoy: Disenrollment efforts and blood quantum policies are not our way
Opinion
John McCoy: Disenrollment efforts and blood quantum policies are not our way (May 25, 2016)
Disenrollment is fueled by greed—pure and simple.

Isleta Pueblo set to change blood quantum standard after vote
National | Politics
Isleta Pueblo set to change blood quantum standard after vote (May 17, 2016)
Tribal members voted to lower the standard from 1/2 to 1/4 Isleta blood but some challenges have been filed.

Supreme Court won't hear Indian blood quantum and race case
Law | National
Supreme Court won't hear Indian blood quantum and race case (April 25, 2016)
Damien Zepeda, a member of the Gila River Indian Community, will continue to serve a lengthy prison sentence for a crime he committed in 2008.

Winnebago Tribe plans election to adjust blood quantum standard
Law | Politics
Winnebago Tribe plans election to adjust blood quantum standard (April 15, 2016)
Prospective members would be required to be at least one-eighth Winnebago and at least one-fourth Indian.

Editorial: Oglala Sioux Tribe should allow voting for all members
Opinion | Politics
Editorial: Oglala Sioux Tribe should allow voting for all members (April 13, 2016)
Today is one of those days when we scratch our heads and say, 'Where does time go?'

Final brief sent to Supreme Court in Indian blood and race case
Law | National
Final brief sent to Supreme Court in Indian blood and race case (April 12, 2016)
A member of the Gila River Indian Community who is serving a lengthy prison sentence is hoping the nation's highest court won't see him as an 'Indian.'

Supreme Court petition presents blood quantum and race issues
Law | National
Supreme Court petition presents blood quantum and race issues (March 28, 2016)
A member of the Gila River Indian Community who is serving a lengthy prison sentence is hoping the nation's highest court won't see him as an 'Indian.'

Anna Pulley: Tribes disenroll their own as more claim to be Indian
Opinion
Anna Pulley: Tribes disenroll their own as more claim to be Indian (March 14, 2016)
The #StopDisenrollment campaign attempts to bring awareness to the sad irony of Natives imposing the government’s racial categories, which were created to oppress them, and using those same systems to disenfranchise their own people.

Harold Monteau: BIA can't terminate responsibility to disenrolled
Opinion
Harold Monteau: BIA can't terminate responsibility to disenrolled (March 14, 2016)
The United States has figured out a very disingenuous (sly, if you will) way to bring about the disappearance of Indian Tribes by shirking its fiduciary duties under the guise of promoting 'Tribal Sovereignty.'

Damien Lee: Let First Nations determine their citizenship laws
Canada | Opinion
Damien Lee: Let First Nations determine their citizenship laws (February 19, 2016)
Adoption stories provide us with an opportunity to see inherent indigenous citizenship laws in action.

Native basketball tournament bars player who lacks Indian blood
Canada | Sports
Native basketball tournament bars player who lacks Indian blood (February 11, 2016)
Josiah Wilson is a member of the Heiltsuk First Nation and is considered an "Indian" under Canadian law but his lack of Indian blood is keeping him off the court.

White Mountain Apache Tribe considers change to blood quantum
Politics
White Mountain Apache Tribe considers change to blood quantum (February 10, 2016)
Membership is currently open to people with at least one-half Indian blood, provided that one-fourth comes from White Mountain blood.

Terese Marie Mailhot: How I ended up marrying a non-Indian man
Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: How I ended up marrying a non-Indian man (January 6, 2016)
I looked for a Native man, and it was tough. Every Native man within 50 miles of me was related to me.

Michael Santiago: Learning from the stories of Black Natives
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Michael Santiago: Learning from the stories of Black Natives (November 12, 2015)
'Afro Native Narratives' aims to bring the discussion of Black Native identity to the forefront and bring forward the faces of Black Natives who continue to embrace the traditions of their ancestors.

 Harlan McKosato: Let's get creative with tribal blood quantum
Opinion
Harlan McKosato: Let's get creative with tribal blood quantum (October 19, 2015)
Let’s throw out the old system and become innovative and create one that is more inclusive.

Timothy Davis: Indian Child Welfare Act protects sovereignty
Law | Opinion
Timothy Davis: Indian Child Welfare Act protects sovereignty (September 14, 2015)
We have cultural, historical, and political binding aspects directing our need to participate and be a part of our society.

Opinion: Indian Child Welfare Act doesn't help Indian children
Opinion
Opinion: Indian Child Welfare Act doesn't help Indian children (September 3, 2015)
The nation still is stained by the sordid business of assigning group identities and rights.

Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Blood quantum used to judge Indian people
Opinion
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Blood quantum used to judge Indian people (August 31, 2015)
Blood quantum is perhaps the biggest determinant of Indian authenticity, but even those who are full blood can be deemed not real based on some stereotypes or legal definitions of what real Indians are.

James Giago Davies: Standing up for my mixed Indian heritage
Opinion
James Giago Davies: Standing up for my mixed Indian heritage (August 12, 2015)
I have heard many Lakota refer to mixed blood Lakota as Iyeska, and they are not talking about interpreter, which was the historic definition of the word.

Micah Armstrong: A war over blood quantum in Indian Country
Opinion
Micah Armstrong: A war over blood quantum in Indian Country (August 12, 2015)
So think for a moment, if blood-quantum requirements stay in control, what happens to our lands?

Charles Trimble: Being mixed-race Indian and being proud of it
Opinion
Charles Trimble: Being mixed-race Indian and being proud of it (July 29, 2015)
As many who have read my columns over the years know, I am a so-called Iyeska – a mixed-blood product of a Lakota mother and white father.

James Giago Davies: Mixed-race Indians shamed over blood
Opinion
James Giago Davies: Mixed-race Indians shamed over blood (July 24, 2015)
I am not less Indian than an Indian because I have Wasicu blood, and I am not less Wasicu than a Wasicu because I have Indian blood.

Ellen Guttillo Whitehouse: I was duped by Andrea Smith too
Opinion
Ellen Guttillo Whitehouse: I was duped by Andrea Smith too (July 20, 2015)
Andrea Smith and her sister, Justine Smith are NOT Cherokee.

Appeals court clarifies 'Indian' status test for criminal defendants
Law | National
Appeals court clarifies 'Indian' status test for criminal defendants (July 9, 2015)
A member of the Gila River Indian Community will continue to serve a lengthy sentence -- 90 years and three month -- for a shooting and assault that occurred in 2008.

Conservative group disputes legality of Indian Child Welfare Act
Law | National
Conservative group disputes legality of Indian Child Welfare Act (July 8, 2015)
Speakers at a press conference made repeated reference to blood quantum, implying that children who may not appear to be Indian are not actually Indian.

Native Women: Scholars must be accountable to their communities
Opinion
Native Women: Scholars must be accountable to their communities (July 8, 2015)
Playing Indian is enabled by and supports the dominant narrative that indigenous peoples are vanishing or already vanished.

Micah Armstrong: My blood quantum does not make me less of an Indian
Canada | Opinion
Micah Armstrong: My blood quantum does not make me less of an Indian (July 2, 2015)
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.

Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Race frauds are not new in Indian Country
Opinion
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Race frauds are not new in Indian Country (June 29, 2015)
The American obsession with black authenticity is related to Indian authenticity, and it is tied to 'blood' purity.

Matthew Scraper: ICWA opponents wrong to cite blood quantum
Law | Opinion
Matthew Scraper: ICWA opponents wrong to cite blood quantum (May 25, 2015)
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.

Eastern Cherokees engage in spirited debate on 1924 base roll
Law | National
Eastern Cherokees engage in spirited debate on 1924 base roll (March 11, 2015)
The tribal council voted to adopt the document as the basis for determining membership.

Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Native sovereignty in a race-based society
Opinion
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Native sovereignty in a race-based society (March 2, 2015)
The distinction American Indians are talking about when they talk about their heritage is a political distinction, not a racial distinction.

Cedric Sunray: Tribes turn blind eye to racism in enrollment
Opinion
Cedric Sunray: Tribes turn blind eye to racism in enrollment (February 16, 2015)
Census records of Chitimacha Indians clearly identify the ancestors of today’s black Chitimacha families.

Ivan Star: Being Lakota is something that comes from the heart
Opinion
Ivan Star: Being Lakota is something that comes from the heart (December 15, 2014)
Active use of the language and involvement of culture are indispensable to what makes a person Lakota.

Cedric Sunray: Standing together to fight tribal disenrollment
Opinion
Cedric Sunray: Standing together to fight tribal disenrollment (October 22, 2014)
Solidarity requires other tribal members/citizens to disenroll themselves when others are disenrolled.

Cedric Sunray: Tribes abandon traditional aspects of inclusion
Opinion
Cedric Sunray: Tribes abandon traditional aspects of inclusion (October 20, 2014)
Many tribes in North America have simply lost their way today.

Chris Bethmann: An Oneida Indian without official documentation
Opinion
Chris Bethmann: An Oneida Indian without official documentation (September 8, 2014)
Chris Bethmann shares his experience as a descendant of the Oneida Nation of New York without official tribal documentation.

Julianne Jennings: Indian people still defined by blood quantum
Opinion
Julianne Jennings: Indian people still defined by blood quantum (August 13, 2014)
Julianne Jennings discusses how blood and blood quantum have been used to define American Indians and African Americans.

Brian Pierson: Recent federal court rulings affecting Indian law
Law
Brian Pierson: Recent federal court rulings affecting Indian law (July 15, 2014)
Land claims, Indian status and land-into-trust are some of the issues in recent court cases.

Julianne Jennings: Black Indians still subjected to discrimination
Opinion
Julianne Jennings: Black Indians still subjected to discrimination (July 4, 2014)
Julianne Jennings discusses the racism experienced by Black Indians.

Julianne Jennings: Tools of conquest are still being used today
Opinion
Julianne Jennings: Tools of conquest are still being used today (June 17, 2014)
Julianne Jennings reflects a chance meeting with a descendant of a military officer who led war against New England tribes.

Lisa Charleyboy: Still looking for love under the Indian Act
Canada | Opinion
Lisa Charleyboy: Still looking for love under the Indian Act (April 21, 2014)
Lisa Charleyboy explores the difficulties of dating in Canada under the restrictions of the Indian Act.

Gabe Galanda: Federal government to blame for disenrollment
Opinion
Gabe Galanda: Federal government to blame for disenrollment (March 7, 2014)
Attorney Gabe Galanda blames the federal government for disenrollment disputes in Indian Country.

Simon Moya-Smith: Citizenship vs. membership in a tribal nation
Opinion
Simon Moya-Smith: Citizenship vs. membership in a tribal nation (February 21, 2014)
Simon Moya-Smith discusses a touchy subject in Indian Country.

Dina Gilo-Whitaker: Colonialism leaves stain on Indian people
Opinion
Dina Gilo-Whitaker: Colonialism leaves stain on Indian people (February 14, 2014)
Dina Gilio-Whitaker shares an experience with Indian-on-Indian racism.

9th Circuit to rehear case over defendant's 'Indian' status
Law | National
9th Circuit to rehear case over defendant's 'Indian' status (February 12, 2014)
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has agreed to rehear a dispute over a criminal defendant's Indian status.

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