Native American Intermarriage Puts Benefits At Risk

Census data shows that Native Americans marry-out at higher rates than any other group in the U.S. But the Eastern Shoshone of Wyoming, require tribal members to be at least a quarter Native American. That requirement may mean a loss of both population and identity, as Wyoming Public Radio’s Tristan Ahtone reports.

Listen here on NPR.

2st Place Best Radio Feature Story – NAJA Award information here.

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tristan ahtone

Tristan Ahtone is an award winning journalist and member of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma. Born in Arizona and raised across the United States, he was educated at the Institute of American Indian Arts and the Columbia School of Journalism. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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