Indicating Indigenous Identity

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Dwanna L. McKay, “Real Indians: Policing or Protecting Authentic Indigenous Identity?,” Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, 2018. Contesting individual’s claims to Indigenous ancestry is nothing new; a notable example is Elizabeth Warren’s ancestry testing and Donald Trump’s repeated “Pocahontas” jeers. Proving authentic group heritage is something many Americans never think about, but such dynamics are common for Indigenous persons.