I am thus considered to be a “full blood” Indian, also known as R(1) status.This means that even if I married a white guy, my children will have Indian status and be considered “50% First Nations,” also known as R(2) despite that fact that their actual blood quantum will be 25%. Her mother was reinstated Indian status after the amended the existing law with Bill C-31, which affected Indian women who married non-Indians, who were then reinstated and granted Indian status after their disenfranchisement.
” My sister was always livid, embarrassed, but still, she went out with white men most of her adult life. I thought someday my Indian prince would come: the son of an activist in braids, with a mind full of theory and a stoic wisdom. For generations Native women could not govern their own bodies, because white men and officials dictated we were their wards.This dance was often when the women would dress up in bright clothing all decorated for the dance.This was the point when men could get a good look at the available women since the dance usually lasted for a couple days.Most cultures have unique dating and courtship rituals that are strictly follow, and the native Americans were no different in this.Native American dating was much different than we can even imagine.