A complicated system that determines tribal membership threatens the future of American Indians
As more and more children are born with blood that doesn't measure up, tribes across the West are taking a look at their enrollment requirements. In the process, deeper questions--about culture, about identity, about the future of the tribes--are coming to the surface. Underlying them all is one with no easy answer: What exactly does it mean to be an Indian?
For more on the subject, see Lots of Possible Indians and Educating Russ About Who's an Indian.