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The Dilemma Over Who Is – And Isn’t – Native American

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The Lumbee tribe in North Carolina has struggled for decades to be recognized by the Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs. Without federal recognition, the Lumbee are denied sovereignty, their own land and benefits granted to other tribes. Journalist Lisa Rab joins us to talk about how race and culture inform who gets to claim Indian ancestry. Her article “What Makes Someone Native American” appears in the Washington Post.