- - An enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe,
- Held a leadership position in my UG's Native American Student Association,
- When someone asks me my heritage/ethnic background, I say that I'm "x tribe from my mom's side and y-european from my dad's"
- The job I have right now is related to indigenous groups. Although it's not specifically AIs, my experiences here and what I've learned from this position is something that I will probably write about in my personal statement
Or not to identify...
- - Only my mom is AI, my dad isn't
- I look "white", recognize that I have white privilege, my actual blood quantum is relatively low (even though I think the whole idea behind blood quantum racist/dumb)
- Didn't grow up near our tribal area, and not involved in tribal matters other than reading "Indian Country Today"
- Not particularly interested in tribal law or federal Indian law now, but am also not closed to the idea.
In my everyday life, I identify as AI/Caucasian, the only reason I am questioning it now is because I've heard that it can hurt your admissions if you identify as an URM but admissions doesn't find your claim strong enough.