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By Rudy Schulz Actually, the DNA test proves that she MIGHT be 1/1024 Peruvian, Colombian or Mexican, but not Cherokee as she claims. Even the Cherokee Nation doesn't want this imposter.
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By Tim Guerra And you know this how?
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By Kirby Liberty Harris The DNA testers said that they can't get North American Indian blood, because the tribes won't give them any, so they use Central and South American blood. The Cherokee Nation said this about the DNA and that they were not happy with her claim.
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By Rudy Schulz Try google.
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By Kirby Liberty Harris I am no fan of hers, but just because she doesn't have much American Indian blood does not mean that her family did not hold this heritage dear to them and pass it down to her. Her story is common for Virginia Indians.
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by anon-06d1 Or like many people, they think it makes them unique. Most of us have Native American blood in us.
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By Kirby Liberty Harris Not the point. Families pass down known heritage, especially from a native ancestor.
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By Rudy Schulz The point is that she holds up proof that proves nothing.
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By Kirby Liberty Harris It shows she has some native blood. South and Cenral American Indian blood is similar to North American Indian blood.
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By Rudy Schulz similar is not the same as Cherokee. The miniscule amount is as much as the average American probably has and is no basis upon which to claim minority status. At best, it appears that she's been mistaken about her ancestry for decades and at worst, she's a dirty liar.
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By Kirby Liberty Harris You miss the point, the test said she had american Indian blood. We can't prove rather that is North, Central or South.
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By Kirby Liberty Harris If she's telling the truth then her family passed down the heritage, so in her mind she qualified for benefits. Or shes lying about it being passed down, but the blood is there, no matter how minuscule.
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By Rudy Schulz No. The point is that it doesn't prove she's Cherokee as she has said.
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By Rudy Schulz Well, if we're going to lower the standards, the we can all probably claim minority status since "the blood is there".
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By Kirby Liberty Harris No that's not the point. She claimed Cherokee. The test said native. So it could be Cherokee. She has a native ancestor, so the heritage could be passed down. This low blood and passing down culture is most VA indians.
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By Kirby Liberty Harris What is considered enough blood is different from area to area and tribe yo tribe. This is a problem between the school and the person.
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By Rudy Schulz That is exactly the point. Yes, it might be Cherokee or it might be Aztec, Myan, Apache, Crow, Souix, Navaho, Ute, Choctaw, Algonquin, Mohawk, Aymara, Inca, Jacalteco, Pipil, Guaymi, Itzaj Maya, Kanjobal, Maleku, Mangue, Mayangna, Mopan, Poqomam, Quiche Maya, Pawnee, Modoc, and on, and on, ad nauseum. The ppoint is that she made a claim of being a minority and it is not true. She is no more a minority than the average American. She was either mistaken, or she lied. Regardless, she took advantage of a system not intended for her.
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By Rudy Schulz Her 1/1024 isn't even remotely close to any standard for any tribe that I know of.
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By Kirby Liberty Harris Again you miss the point. It is known she had a Cherokee great, great, great something grandma full blood ancestor. The heritage was passed down from generation to generation.
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By Kirby Liberty Harris To her and her family it was a real thing passed down. In the USA tribes you cant use DNA, so you must use paper lineage. The Cherokee ribe doesn't use DNA, but paper lineage. So schools take your word or a tribal card.
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By Kirby Liberty Harris In VA, the tribes here weren't even federally recognized, so the tribes use paper lineage based on what relative after relative says. It varies place to place, tribe to tribe. Since this is the case schools go by the students word.
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By Kirby Liberty Harris You dont know what you are talking about.
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By Kirby Liberty Harris I'm done here.