Power in the Blood? Moving Toward Better Standards for Indigenous Identity - LIB 100/201 Approved!
Date and TimeWednesday, November 28, 2012
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
- Eberhard Center
This presentation will examine the existing issues surrounding questions of tribal membership vs. nation citizenship as well as blood quantum vs. citizenship requirements. Gyasi Ross is a member of the Blackfeet Nation and his family comes from the Suquamish Nation. He is a practicing attorney and his practice is centered around economic development for tribes. Building tribal infrastructure is Gyasi’s passion. Gyasi’s maternal grandfather gave him his Indian name, “Oo-ni-koom-sika,” which means “Little Big Man” because Gyasi’s inquisitiveness and conversational style reminded his grandfather of an old man. Gyasi comes from a family of storytellers and community leaders and he works hard to carry on the legacy. LIB 100 & 201 Approved