A friend asked me how her adopted son should (or could) categorize himself on college applications. He comes from an Indian tribe in Central America. His adoptive parents are neither Hispanic nor Native American. They do speak Spanish at home. As far as I know, he is not registered with the tribe, and has no contact with it.
It seems to me that he is, at least, Hispanic--but is he also Native American? Anybody have experience with this? Thanks.