I was at a Toronto university across the country from my home territory when I discovered my cultural roots.
She is a widely published writer, and the founder and editor-in-chief of Urban Native Magazine.
@Urban Native Girl For the last eight years, I’ve given a lot of careful thought to my dating life, and not just in just the typical way that you would expect of a millennial.
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.
"You don’t need an Indian status card issued from the government to work or study in the United States," says Lisa Charleyboy, "but that privilege won’t be there for my children, if I decided to marry a non-status man." (Thosh Collins) A common misconception of having a status card is that you are able to go work in the United States freely under the Jay Treaty, when in fact blood quantum is the verification factor when heading south of the border.
A First Nations person can present approved identification alongside a letter from their band office proving that they are above the 50% quantum level to be eligible to have a Creation of Record so that they may eventually get a Green Card.
(Thosh Collins) Lisa Charleyboy is a storyteller and a social media entrepreneur.
So you don’t need an Indian status card issued from the government to go live, work, study or retire in the United States, but that privilege won’t be there for my children, if I decided to marry a non-status man.
Like I said, I was raised outside of native culture.
For Lisa Charleyboy, issues of dating and marriage are complex.
She wants to marry a status Indian man, preferably one who is connected to his culture, and someone who has over 25 per cent blood quantum.
I’m a First Nations woman, and the issues of dating and marriage are complex for me.) man and to a non-First Nations woman.At the time of their marriage, the Canadian government was issuing Indian status to women who married native men, so my mother became "Indian" with all of the rights and benefits when she married my father.