Because people like to claim Native American ancestry without the slightest connection/commitment to the community, a community that prides itself on taking care of each other at that.
Nevertheless, the Native American they are referring to in American Indian, as someone from the "other americas" you should know that they don't use the term "American" for all the continents equally and those of us that are from there, here in the US.
Sigh.Could you possibly rephrase that paragraph?
So you're saying if I have indigenous blood from south or Central America it doesn't count as native then?
Sorry I don't mean to be defensive hahaI do not understanding your defensive attitude we are trying to answer ur question. IF you put Native American down you would have to show commitment which is troublesome. At the end of the day put what u identify as if a friend asked you what you are and what u can speak passionate about......
Also I have alot of Puerto Rican friends who have Taino ancestry but just put down latino to make their process alot easier. But as I said do what you always identify as and you feel passionate about.