Question for Native Americans

(BLS, URM status, non-traditional, GLBT)
lawman335
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Question for Native Americans

Postby lawman335 » Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:13 am

If my family receives benefits from the government, do I qualify as URM? I am not a full blooded Native American, but am at least 1/4. I am really lost as to how all this stuff works, but I am wondering if receiving benefits translates into being able to put this on my application.

AsylumPB
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Re: Question for Native Americans

Postby AsylumPB » Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:32 am

i believe that you have to be a member of a tribe and it also to say NA on your birth cert. in order to qualify as URM

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dbrddr
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Re: Question for Native Americans

Postby dbrddr » Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:45 pm

AsylumPB wrote:i believe that you have to be a member of a tribe and it also to say NA on your birth cert. in order to qualify as URM


only the former.

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jks289
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Re: Question for Native Americans

Postby jks289 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:50 pm

lawman335 wrote:If my family receives benefits from the government, do I qualify as URM? I am not a full blooded Native American, but am at least 1/4. I am really lost as to how all this stuff works, but I am wondering if receiving benefits translates into being able to put this on my application.


At the very least you should write a diversity statement about your experience being NA, including recieveing government benefits. I would check off the NA box, and maybe contact the individual schools to discuss the best way to mark your ethnicity. I would bet money they say to just check the NA box.

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Mr. Matlock
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Re: Question for Native Americans

Postby Mr. Matlock » Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:52 pm

FYI, OP was a troll and I believe has been banned.

okthanxbye!

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jks289
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Re: Question for Native Americans

Postby jks289 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:56 pm

Mr. Matlock wrote:FYI, OP was a troll and I believe has been banned.

okthanxbye!


Damn you lawman, I feel like such a fool. :oops:




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