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20.3.16

How to Kill an Indian With a Piece of Paper; Bl... - Native Americans in the 21st Century...(We're STILL here!) - Quora: In my search for clarity, I found there is no consensus in the definition of blood quantum other than the concept that one can use “blood” to measure the perceived racial identity of others. Not even the Bureau of Indian Affairs (the United States government agency dedicated to matters pertaining to trans-government relations between federally recognized tribal governments and the U.S., also the official documenters of “certified Indian blood”) provides a clear description of what blood quantum is. Rather, they express their ability to provide a person affiliated with a federally recognized tribe a certificate that declares the percentage of perceived "Indian blood" they have according to their specific tribe's definition and application of “blood quantum” (or collection of tribal affiliations, if applicable; my CDIB states I have x percentage of Indian blood from the Skokomish, Squaxin and Suquamish tribes; my First Nations ancestry from Canada does not count, even though my Cowichan ancestors were from the same extended cultural group as the ones I'm affiliated with south of the U.S./Canadian border). T their official webpage states:


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