Originally Posted by Yvette
A telephone poll? Seriously? Where anyone can claim ancestry? How many of those 768 were really NAI? How many were federally recognized tribes? How many were state? How many of them were cultural? How many were just claiming blood quantum of 1/100?
Sure, if you answer the phone during a redskins poll.
Apparently not too many were racing to call themselves Native American.
This report deals with interviewing conducted from Oct. 7, 2003, through September 20, 2004. In that period 65,047 adults were interviewed, of whom 768 identified themselves as Indians or Native Americans.
That would be 1.2% of people contacted. I am sure there was a conspiracy to skew the results - "hey maybe if I am called on this non-publically announced poll I will claim I am Native American to keep a derogatory name." So seriously right back at ya.
What do you want freaking DNA results? Please by all means state the acceptable "Native American" levels to have an opinion.
And you don't even see the irony in your bringing in "Federal recognition" on this issue?