Who Gets To Decide Who Is Native American?

Posted in Anthropology, Articles, Audio, Media Archive, Native Americans/First Nation, United States on 2012-08-10 03:00Z by Steven

Who Gets To Decide Who Is Native American?

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National Public Radio

Michel Martin, Host

Rob Capriccioso, Washington Bureau Chief
Indian Country Today Media Network

Tiya Miles, Professor of American Culture, Afroamerican and African Studies, and Native American Studies
University of Michigan

A controversy about identity has erupted in the race for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts. News outlets revealed Democrat Elizabeth Warren claimed Cherokee ancestry during her academic career, and critics say Warren isn’t providing enough documentation to prove her identity. Host Michel Martin discusses just who is Native American.

Listen to the story here. Download the story here. Read the transcript here.

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