POOF (People Of One Fire), Updating Established Opinions And Rejecting Traditional Political Peer Review Based Research & Findings Rules
August 16, 2015 § Leave a comment
August 16, 2015, As far as the findings of POOF – People Of One Fire, the understanding that there is documentation that shows habitation of certain North American Indian populations in places that current opinions didn’t acknowledge, is in and of itself valuable to the discussions of who can and can not claim North American Indian status, but also as important is 1. agreement that opinions on who qualifies as full blood quantum and entitled to North American Indian status cards is far from final, and 2. that via the rules of POOF, findings aren’t as likely to be ‘political’. The latter is so important as through our own work we had the outrageously eye opening experience of our (‘our’ means USA Federal Government, tax payer funded) Smithsonian Museum research department confirming and then demanding we not refer to their findings as to the habitation of Chippewa Indians in USA prior to establishment of current geo-political boundaries between USA and Canada. Head of 1 department demanding I delete the e-mails he sent me; of course, I didn’t use them but I also didn’t delete them.