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Old 03-02-2013, 02:03 PM   #1
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Are Hawaiians and Chamorous Native American..?

I don't post here often, but I enjoy reading the forums! My apologies for asking a question without having yet introduced myself!

In your opinion, do you consider Hawaiians and Chamorous as Native Americans? This is a question that has been burning in my mind for quite some time. My ex husband is a full blood Chamorou from Rota, and during my time amongst him and his people it became quite clear to me that there are numerous cultural similarities. My own elders begged to differ and stressed that though they were Natives of their respective islands they still weren't our people.

Several of my Native peers, on the other hand, totally acknowledge them as being Native Americans. So, ime there seems to have been a generational shift in the approach as to whether they are or aren't Native American.

I guess I was just curious to see what other opinions on the subject were!

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