White Earth members vote on blood quantum rule
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The White Earth Band of Ojibwe (oh-JIB'-wee) is voting on whether to scrap a rule that says tribal membership is based on blood, not family lineage.
The "blood quantum" rule is used by many American Indian tribes in the U.S. The White Earth Band and the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe adopted in back in 1963.
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