[Foundation-l] Native American Tribes Policy

Andrew Gray shimgray at gmail.com
Tue May 15 17:06:46 UTC 2007

On 15/05/07, Jeffrey V. Merkey <jmerkey at wolfmountaingroup.com> wrote:

> I am of Cherokee, German, and English ancestry, but I do not claim I am
> a citizen of Germany or the UK., even though I am of these bloodlines as
> well as Cherokee.  The same applies to Native Tribes recognized by the
> US Government.  These tribes are sovereign governments, and members are
> citizens.   For someone who claims Indian ancestry to set themselves up
> as a tribe purports claims they are citizens of a non-recgnized
> sovereign.

Of course, there are no shortage of people who are being completely
upfront about using Wikipedia to claim sovereignty...


- Andrew Gray
  andrew.gray at dunelm.org.uk

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