Dating Only Native
I used to think I could only date native. I fell into the trap of keeping the blood quantum strong in my children so they would benefit from our tribal government. Then I learned more about my culture and how they approached belonging and identity before contact with non-natives even a centuries after contact. Blood quantum is a form of genocide.
From what elders, family, and books have told me is that if you learned the language, practiced the culture (as much thatʼs still around), and if your family is Haida you are Haida. It doesnʼt matter your pedigree.
Definitely will read more about it. Cultures do change as well. Cultures are living things. We used to have arranged marriages and salves although the slaves were treated differently than what we see in the USAʼs History.
What are your thoughts? If your culture does things differently please share! The way my culture, even family/clan, does things will be different than others.