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.
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.
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.
For Lisa Charleyboy, issues of dating and marriage are complex.