The solution is pretty simple. Have kids with somebody from your tribe. Whenever I dated anybody I would always go through the fractions in my head. "shes half navajo, quarter cherokee and quarter hopi-We have match" Even though I really didn't have to because my offspring are good for a few generations according to current enrollment laws. If you don't have the common sense to do that, don't complain about your kids not being enrolled. I have seen to many of my friends that are quarters have kids with non tribal members and complain their kids aren't eligible for benefits. What were they thinking they knew they were a quarter and their children would only be an 1/8. In the past being a quarter indian was seen as a handicap now it seems as its the reverse. Elizabeth Warren types are extreme in that they have little to no proof other than "my mother said my great grandmother was a cherokee princess." I am an 1/8 stockbridge munsee and even though I am an enrolled in a different tribe(like the author) I am a descendant so I can hunt on their land if I ever choose to. So, even though the author may not be able to participate in voting or getting per cap(if one is ever paid out again) she can still do somethings.
Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 00:39