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Botocudo Ancient Remains from Brazil

One thing you can always count on in the infant science of population genetics…  whatever you think you know, for sure, for a fact…well….you don’t.  So don’t say too much, too strongly or you’ll wind up having to decide if you’d like catsup with your crow!  2,137 more words


What determines Identity: Practice or Blood

I went to a Native American University where only people who are enrolled into federally recognized tribes can attend.  After years of being out of school and being at a point in my life where I really wasn’t doing anything, I figured I would try it out. 460 more words


Yellow Stone National Park

Day 4:

We met this retired couple from Seattle at breakfast who seemed to be on a long road trip. They gave us some pointers for Yellowstone since we only had a day in the park. 868 more words

Honest Injuns*: Policing Native Identity in the Wake of Rachel Dolezal

One of the most common questions I receive from readers is how to check their lineage for Native American ancestry.

There are a few companies now that – for a pretty penny – will search your DNA for ethnic markers and give you a sort of roadmap of percentages. 3,355 more words

Wracking My Noggin...


Your Name: C.J. Strickland

Age: 24

Location: Tokyo, Japan

Occupation: Language Instructor, Fashion Nomad, and Food Instagrammer

Where did you come from? I was raised on a small Native American reservation in Atmore, Alabama, but have since claimed Tokyo as my tribal grounds. 441 more words