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Thing About Skins

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‘Who’s Your People?’ A Note About Real Indians and Native Identity Thing About Skins: An award-winning Canadian author you should knowGyasi Ross • January 9, 2017

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Probably 8 years ago, a good friend of mine named “Chad” told me that ‘Native identity’ is going to be the biggest and most contentious issue in the future.  I disagreed with him. I believed (and still do, to a large degree) that many Native nations were on the precipice of moving more toward a “nationhood” regime where blood quantum wasn’t the primary consideration of citizenship. I believe that, at some point in the near future, Native nations are going to publicly acknowledge that an ethnically homogenous populace is not required to be a nation.  Instead, you need a certain level of common values, common language(s), and common goals.
I still think that’s gonna happen—Indigenous people will work together (as we saw in Standing Rock) because of common values and common goals.  Standing Rock s…

THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN PEOPLE ARE STRIPPED OF THEIR RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS.