Does the Cherokee Nation accept DNA testing?

Does the Cherokee Nation accept DNA testing?

We are unable to accept DNA results, blood tests or family photos as proof of ancestry.

What percentage Cherokee Do you have to be?

To give you an example, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians require a minimum of 1/16 degree of Cherokee Indian blood for tribal enrollment, while the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ Higher Education Grant expects you to have the minimum of 1/4 Native American blood percentages.

Can Native American DNA show up as African?

To summarize, assuming your great-great-great grandmother was 100% Native American, meaning that her ancestors never admixed with people of European and/or African descent at any point, then it would be extremely unlikely for no Native American to show up in your DNA results.

Do Native Americans show on DNA tests?

A DNA test may be able to tell you whether or not you’re Indian, but it will not be able to tell you what tribe or nation your family comes from, and DNA testing is not accepted by any tribe or nation as proof of Indian ancestry.

How do you know if you are Cherokee Indian?

The Cherokee Nation requires the roll number listed under your family member’s name to recognize your family’s Cherokee heritage. While genetic ancestry testing is becoming more advanced, it is still not widely accepted as a method of confirming Cherokee heritage.

How do you find out if you are Cherokee Indian?

The Cherokee Heritage Center has a genealogist available to assist in researching Cherokee ancestry for a fee. Call 918-456-6007 visit If you need further genealogy assistance at other times, the Muskogee Public Library, 801 West Okmulgee in Muskogee, Okla., may be able to help.

How can I find out my Native American heritage? Publishes a downloadable Guide to Tracing Your Indian Ancestry. Has a vast online library, Tracing Native American Family Roots. Provides the online tribal directory where contact information for specific tribes can be found.

Does Native American DNA test ancestry?

Ancestry kits can’t determine Native American identity. Community relationships, traditions, and shared experiences are more important aspects of identity.