It's Time for Tribes to Get Creative With Blood Quantum
The issue of blood quantum remains a long-running hot topic among Native Americans. I’ve always been a believer that people who are enrolled, or affiliated, with a recognized tribe will argue for their own circumstance when it comes to the issue of how much Indian blood it takes to be determined a card-carrying Indian.
For instance, if you’re a full-blooded Native person, with no known non-Indian ancestors in your family tree then you might feel that you are the only ‘real’ kind of Indian, or Native American (whichever you prefer). You might consider those who are mixed blood as “less than” or even a “wannabe.”