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Strong Unrelenting Spirits The North American Landscape • Identity Genocide I am an Indian First and an Artist Second

 

Arvina Martin

Arvina and Simone Martin are both Native children.  Yes they are multiracial, but many of the family traditions they are exposed to are Ho-Chunk.  Both girls are one-forth “Native blood” they cannot be enrolled in their Ho-Chunk and Stockbridge nations, because neither girl has enough Ho-Chunk or Stockbridge blood quantum to be enrolled in either.  They are not recognized as Native children by any tribal or federal governments. Hence they are not Native people.

 

 

     

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