September 13 coincidentally happens to be Bella’s birthday in the books.
Tinsel is very interested in paving the way for other Native American artists and to that end has invited Noah Hunt and his band mate Jay Daffe, who make up the duo “The Definition Of,” to be the opening act. Noah is from the Lumbee Nation and currently resides in Kennewick, WA. The concert will begin with an honor song by Arlie Neskahi of the Navajo Nation.
Actually, there are a couple of ways to look at this. Your outlook may depend on whether you're a glass-half-full or a glass-half-empty type:
1) She's doing something positive for the tribe: because she believe in Native people. Because she believes she's Native herself. Because she feels guilty over her claims of being Native.
2) She's doing something positive for herself: building her credibility with Native people. Inoculating herself against claims that she isn't Native. "If the Quileute tribe believes I'm Native, who are you to question me?"
Of course, it could be a combination of both. Who knows?
For more on the subject, see Tinsel Korey Visits Quileutes and Tinsel Korey Answers Critics.