Robbie Robertson: In The Blood

This will be helpful the blood is thin in Native American’s:

This is from the Association on American Indian Affairs

What is blood quantum?

Blood quantum refers to amount of Indian blood. For example, if your grandmother is 100% Indian, your mother or father would be ½, and you would be ¼ (assuming they were not married to another person of Indian descent.) The paperwork related to this is most often referred to as CIB (Certificate of Indian Blood).

How do I get a Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB)?

A CIB can be often be obtained from the BIA (Bureau of Indian Affairs). Send your birth certificate, your Indian parents’ birth certificate and if available, Indian grandparents’ birth certificate (otherwise their name and birthday), to the Regional BIA office for the state where your ancestors are from. If your ancestors were on any of the census rolls the BIA may be able to provide you with information about your tribe(s) and percentage(s) of Indian blood. You may want to see our website section “Researching Your Ancestry”.

Can blood tests be used to determine ancestry?

Blood tests can be performed to determine Indian descent for those people interested in determining their ancestry. This test, which can be ordered by your doctor, shows markers on the DNA which are characteristic of people of Indian ancestry. This test does not necessarily indicate what tribe you are from or quantity of Indian blood. Results from this test cannot be used to apply for AAIA scholarships.

Who can I contact regarding health services for American Indians and Alaska Natives?

Office of Minority Health Resource Center
P.O. Box 37337
Washington, DC 20013-7337
Indian Health Services (HQ)
US Department of Health & Human Services
Administration for Native Americans
330 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20201.
(202) 690-7776
Indian Health Services (HQ)
The Reyes Building
801 Thompson Avenue, Suite 400
Rockville, MD 20852-1627

American Indian and Alaska Native Programs
at the Colorado School of Public Health (CSPH)
American Indian and Alaska Native Programs
Mail Stop F800
Nighthorse Campbell Native Health Building
13055 E. 17th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045
Phone: 303.724.1414

Center for American Indian Health
The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
615 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21205
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