Some Native Americans Had Oceanic Ancestors

This week has seen a flurry of new scientific and news articles.  What has been causing such a stir?  It appears that Australian or more accurately, Australo-Melanese DNA has been found in South America’s Native American population. In addition, it has also been found in Aleutian Islanders off the coast of Alaska.  In case you aren’t aware, that’s about 8,500

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Heart of Decolonization Gathering

Heart of Decolonization A gathering for decolonizing people of diverse backgrounds who are in positions of teaching and inspiring others to decolonize while occupying stolen Native lands still under resistance. SAVE THE (TENTATIVE) DATE! September 4-6, 2015 Independent Lakota Territory Hosted by the Lakota Cante Tenza Okolakiciye (Strong Heart Warrior Society) This unique gathering is intended to bring together a

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Living in two worlds – Native Navajo & White Mormon

F by navajo   I am trying to live in two worlds. I was born in Utah. My white father descended from the Mormon pioneers. His grandparents were polygamists. My full-blood Navajo mother — who was taken from her family at age five to be assimilated into white culture at the Tuba City Boarding School — joined the Mormon church

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Finding Your American Indian Tribe Using DNA

By robertajestes   If I had a dollar for every time I get asked a flavor of this question, I’d be on a cruise someplace warm instead of writing this in the still-blustery cold winter weather of the northlands! So, I’m going to write the recipe of how to do this.  The process is basically the same whether you’re utilizing Y or

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I Deserve Justice: Native Women From Alaska – 5 Part Series

I Deserve Justice: Native Women From Alaska - 5 Part Series

This September, as world leaders make their way to the United Nations for the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, five brave Alaska Native women are traveling to New York to ask the world to… Source: joespub.tumblr.com See on Scoop.it – 500 Nations

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