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Blood Quantum Laws: Racial Discrimination or Act of Self-Determination?

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This paper examines the tension between the right to self-determination and the right to equal protection in the context of blood quantum laws. Several indigenous tribes and communities in the U.S. use blood quantum rules to determine membership rules, property rights, and other privileges and benefits attendant to tribal membership. For example, in two U.S. territories, only those people with indigenous blood may own property. In March 2007, the Cherokee Nation decided to exclude more than 2,800 Indians whose “bloodlines” were traceable to freed African slaves. These two examples illustrate the tension between the right to self-determination and the right to equal protection. Viewed from the lens of many indigenous peoples, blood quantum rules exemplify their ability to exercise their right to self-determination. Examined from the perspective of those people who are arbitrarily denied membership and/or equal treatment, blood quantum rules illustrate yet another example of policies designed to subordinate historically marginalized groups. In examining the various rights and interests at stake in the Cherokee Nation and U.S. territorial indigenous groups, this paper highlights the complexity behind the tension between the right to self-determination and equal protection.
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Villazor, Rose. "Blood Quantum Laws: Racial Discrimination or Act of Self-Determination?" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the The Law and Society Association, TBA, Berlin, Germany, Jul 24, 2007 <Not Available>. 2013-12-15 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p181980_index.html>

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Villazor, R. , 2007-07-24 "Blood Quantum Laws: Racial Discrimination or Act of Self-Determination?" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the The Law and Society Association, TBA, Berlin, Germany <Not Available>. 2013-12-15 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p181980_index.html

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Abstract: This paper examines the tension between the right to self-determination and the right to equal protection in the context of blood quantum laws. Several indigenous tribes and communities in the U.S. use blood quantum rules to determine membership rules, property rights, and other privileges and benefits attendant to tribal membership. For example, in two U.S. territories, only those people with indigenous blood may own property. In March 2007, the Cherokee Nation decided to exclude more than 2,800 Indians whose “bloodlines” were traceable to freed African slaves. These two examples illustrate the tension between the right to self-determination and the right to equal protection. Viewed from the lens of many indigenous peoples, blood quantum rules exemplify their ability to exercise their right to self-determination. Examined from the perspective of those people who are arbitrarily denied membership and/or equal treatment, blood quantum rules illustrate yet another example of policies designed to subordinate historically marginalized groups. In examining the various rights and interests at stake in the Cherokee Nation and U.S. territorial indigenous groups, this paper highlights the complexity behind the tension between the right to self-determination and equal protection.

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