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‘Native American DNA’ and the self-indigenization of French descendants

—Darryl Leroux— Relying on a populace well-educated in family history, a robust national genomics sector has developed in Québec. That development has coincided with a threefold increase in the number of individuals in the region self-identifying with a latent, mixed-race form of indigeneity that runs counter to existing Indigenous understandings of governance and kinship. Genetic … Continue reading ‘Native American DNA’ and the self-indigenization of French descendants

0%: Genetic ancestry testing and the search for racial purity

— Joan Donovan, Aaron Panofsky, Christopher Kelty, Elodie Grossi, Pamela Lim, Sarah Meskal, Irene Pasquetto, Jennifer Pierre, Ravneet Purewal, Antoine Rajovic, and Michael Scheipe — In the wake of a swelling white nationalist movement, the US is having a public conversation about biology, race, culture and heritage. White nationalists rely on a tripartite conception of … Continue reading 0%: Genetic ancestry testing and the search for racial purity