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Genetics & indigenous well being

Below are the best resources we could find on Genetics and indigenous well being.

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Love in the Time of Blood Quantum

Hundreds of years ago when colonizers instituted the idea of “blood quantum” as a means of reducing the Native population, our Native ancestors probably did not envision a modern Indigenous world of Tinder, multi-billion dollar tribal enterprises and per cap payments, or a world where who we...

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Beyond Blood Quantum

The percentage of Native “blood” one possesses, the fraction listed on Certificates of Degree of Indian Blood, and a fraught concept that has its defenders and dissenters in our communities.

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Can a DNA Test Make Me Native American?

Can a DNA test make me Native American? As direct-to-consumer ancestry DNA tests gain popularity and narratives of “discovering” or “proving” Native American ancestry through DNA swirl through the media — what does that mean for Indigenous nations?

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Epigenetics