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How much Native American must you be to mark it on apps?

Re: How much Native American must you be to mark it on apps?
« Reply #40 on: July 01, 2009, 10:07:33 AM »
How am I denying that a-hole? They called it "seperate but equal" thats what they called it. It dosnt mean they weren't dicks, but thats what they called it.


Yeah MBW, stop denying that people of color were treated unfairly in the past!

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Re: How much Native American must you be to mark it on apps?
« Reply #41 on: July 01, 2009, 10:09:41 AM »
How am I denying that a-hole?

You're not MBW... a-hole.

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Re: How much Native American must you be to mark it on apps?
« Reply #42 on: July 01, 2009, 10:14:41 AM »
How ignorant do you have to be not to know this stuff? Look, I'm white as wonderbread but my wife and daughter(as I've mentioned before) have color due to their native hertiage. We looked into American Indian rights, thats how I know how that works.


You are 100% wrong.  Not a single US tribe uses DNA for determining citizenship.  A number of tribes use BQ, others use mere lineage, but there is no single criterion for all 500+ tribes.  Tribes determine their membership.  HOWEVER, only a few schools ask for membership status, and some others ask for "association", as there are high BQ NDNs who are not "enrolled" (some have been "disenrolled" due to tribal politics, see Pechanga.)

As I said, please STOP spreading misinformation, or actually point to a tribe/nation which uses DNA for citizenship purposes.

Note:  please, think about it logically - DNA testing is not specific enough to distinguish tribal identity.  And just because one may have alleles and the like which point to a 12K break with Asian populations does not indicate whether one is a Cherokee or an Abenaki.

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Re: How much Native American must you be to mark it on apps?
« Reply #43 on: July 01, 2009, 10:24:56 AM »
I'm waiting patiently for JD2013's appeal to authority by claiming his great-grandmother was a Cherokee princess.

If he does that I'll personally kick his ass.

Hey, the PS's great-grandmother was a Cherokee... er, oh, well, just a Cherokee.  :-\

ETA:  Btw, Tsalagi, was the name on the Dawes Roll of your ancestor(s) the same as your current surname?  Ironically, the PS's ancestors had MY surname. ;).

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Re: How much Native American must you be to mark it on apps?
« Reply #44 on: July 01, 2009, 11:16:39 AM »
Hey, the PS's great-grandmother was a Cherokee... er, oh, well, just a Cherokee.  :-\

ETA:  Btw, Tsalagi, was the name on the Dawes Roll of your ancestor(s) the same as your current surname?  Ironically, the PS's ancestors had MY surname. ;).

Yes. My great-grandfather. Didn't speak a word of English until he was over 20 years old, but was apparently 1/16.  ???