Genetics- not a strong indicator for Native identity

Read it at Aandeiyeen’s blog.

Blood quantum and biology, genetics and politics- don’t define me as Tlingit and who I can consider myself related to. It is traditions, protocol, and the environment which I grew up in that created who I am. Having a history that is documented for the past several thousands of years is enough to consider me and the rest of the Tlingit Nations indigenous to this area.


About Vince

I am a Tlingit, born and raised in Tlingit Country, and a proud member of the Tlingit Nation.
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