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Old 08-29-2006, 04:35 PM   #39
Hazben
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Originally Posted by WhoMe
...I do know that it is the tribe's themselves that determine who is in their membership... and who is not.
Good point, and that's the way it should be.
In some cases this membership has nothing to do with blood quantum. With at least two nations that I know of, enrollment is based on historic Federal Rolls. There were "affiliated whites" on some of those rolls. There were also people of those nations who did not sign, for various reasons, and therefore were not enrolled.
Even if DNA science advances to the point that a test can tell you what nation your ancestors belonged to, that doesn't automatically make you a member of that nation.
Not trying to start any fights or open any worm cans. Just stating the facts.
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