The debate over the value of blood quantum has challenged both tribes and individuals over the years. The issue has many layers and reactions. For many it is a point of contention and a reminder of the U.S. Government’s attempt to define who truly is and is not Native American. The discussion continues in the new book “The Great Vanishing Act: Blood Quantum and the Future of Native Nations.” A collection of personal stories, essays, satire and poetry by different Native writers, intellectuals and artists bring readers closer to what happens when blood quantum is used as the borders of Native identity. Join us for our August Book of the Month as we talk with the books editors and contributors.
Kathleen Ratteree – Editor
Norbert S. Hill Jr. (From the Oneida nation of Wisconsin) – Editor
Dr. Jill Doerfler (White Earth Anishinaabe) – Associate Professor and the department head of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota, Duluth.
Kristen Dorsey (Chickasaw Nation) – Artist/Metalsmith/Jeweler
Break Music: Stomp (song) The GrayHawk Band (artist) Worth The Wait (album)