Checking the Native American box

<p>For the most part, I'm Irish, English, and mix of other European ethnicities, and I am a very small percentage Native American. So a few years ago, my mom applied for membership to a tribe in Alabama, the tribe our family was once a apart of, and she was accepted, as well as my brother, sister and I. Do I qualify as Native American when marking the ethnicity boxes on apps and tests?</p>

<p>On your school record what does it have as your ethnicity? That is the best source...</p>

<p>I'm pretty sure if you're a member of a tribe you can. That's like official isn't it? Of course I'm no expert :)</p>

<p>I think that's bad advise that will bite you in the arse. If white is on your record---you are white. If you have Native American, you are Native American. It is as simple as that.</p>

<p>I've never seen my school record. If they are officially designated with the tribe, then I don't see why not.</p>

<p>That is sad if you haven't seen your school record. How do you know your GPA then? It's on there. Ask!</p>

<p>no, my gpa is on my transcript, which doesn't have my ethnicity. :)</p>

<p>That is ethnicity is on my transcript:)</p>

<p>if youre part of the tribe than you should be able to check it...or if you dont wanna risk it write about it in one o fyour essays!</p>

<p>If you want to be completely honest, check the multiracial box and then write in "[tribe name]/Caucasian".</p>