Edward Norton Discovers Native Ancestry – Pocahontas Is His 12th Great-Grandmother

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The season premiere of "Finding Your Roots" reveals a surprising relationship between actor Edward Norton and Pocahontas. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the remarkable roots of actors Edward Norton and Julia Rober... Read more »

Black Native Americans: What To Know About Afro-Indigenous Peoples

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It's no secret that America is a melting pot of cultures. Yet while some people of European, African, and Native descent, can claim a single racial or ethnic identity, others have intersectional identities. Such is th... Read more »
Indigenous Ethnic Fraud

Opinion: Ethnic Fraud in Academic Institutions is One Strand of a Much Bigger Problem

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The cases of ethnic fraud in academic institutions—mainly being reported in Canada—have started many conversations over how to prevent people from claiming an Indigenous identity that doesn’t belong to them.  ... Read more »

Wondering Why It’s Hard to Meet Tribal Membership Requirements? Here’s Why.

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Why Tribal Membership is Such a Tough Process for Native Americans There are many disenfranchised Native Americans who can't meet tribal membership requirements.  Tribal membership is an important formal recogn... Read more »
How much Native American am I?

How Much Native American Am I? | Blood Quantum Calculator & Chart

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Just got your DNA test and want to know more? Or maybe you want to validate the family stories about your heritage? If so, you may be asking, "How much Native American do I have in my blood?" It is no surprise that ma... Read more »

AncestryDNA and Ancestry.com – 40% Off – December Deals

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Be sure to visit the other December Deals! Ancestry.com is offering a special coupon for you - our PowWows.com readers! Have you been considering a DNA test to find out your ethnic makeup? Take advantage of t... Read more »

How Do I Find Out What Tribe I am From? – Native American Pow Wows

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Researching your Native American heritage can be a complex task.  One of the most difficult parts if finding out what tribe your family is from. Today you can use DNA testing to show you have some Native Ameri... Read more »

Start Your Family History Search – DNA Day Sale & Family Tree Builder Sale

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AncestryDNA can estimate your origins more than 350 regions around the world. From discovering your ethnicity to connecting with distant relatives, Ancestry is the best way to uncover the people, places, and stories i... Read more »

Should I Hire A Professional Genealogist?

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The world has become an open place that information can be easily gotten by anybody from anywhere at any time. You might even find yourself asking “What do I need a professional genealogist for?” There are many reason... Read more »

DNA Testing – 20% Off Sale

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Have you been considering a DNA test to find out your ethnic makeup? Take advantage of this special sale! Whether you are starting your family history or want to know even more about your family, a DNA test will... Read more »
Percentage of Native American

What Percentage of Native American Do You Have To Be To Enroll With a Tribe?

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What percentage of Native American blood do you need to be in a tribe? And how much American Indian blood is required to be considered Native American? Native ancestry is a nuanced topic. Many people with Native Am... Read more »

CDIB Meaning vs. DNA vs. Enrollment | CDIB Card Info | Native American

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You may think you have Native American heritage, but there is a lot more to it than simply the stories about a distant ancestor that have been passed down through your family members. The tribal enrollment process ... Read more »

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