Department of Interior, Indian Affairs, Hiring a Genealogist

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The NGS website announced this week an opening at the Department of Interior, Indian Affairs, for a genealogist in the Washington DC vicinity.  Let’s hope that whoever they hire also understands, and I mean really understands, DNA testing – as they assuredly will be bombarded with questions about how DNA testing pertains to Native people and their descendants.


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This is interesting. Opens up a lot of questions.

What percentage of Native will allow one to be Native?

At what percentage will the Nation allow membership – and will the Nation require more than blood? For example, the president and vice-president of the Navajo nation must speak Navajo.