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Native Americans may have originated from China, says new study on 14,000-year-old human fossils

  • A new study suggests that Native Americans may have originated from Southern China, based on the discovery and analysis of 14,000-year-old human fossils were found.
  • The journal “Current Biology” published the study on July 14, which stated that the discovered fossils are thought to belong to an extinct maternal branch to which Native Americans are also possibly related.
  • Researchers compared the genome of the bones to people from around the world and came to the conclusion that they matched those of an individual deeply linked with East Asian ancestry.
  • A team of archaeologists proposed that some people from southern East Asia had traveled north along the coastline of present-day eastern China and crossed the Bering Strait between the continents of Asia and North America.
  • While a previous finding proved that modern Native Americans came from Asia, the recent findings narrow down from which parts of Asia they may have originated.

A new study suggests that Native Americans may have originated from Southern China, based on the discovery and DNA analysis of 14,000-year-old human fossils. 

The journal “Current Biology” published the study on July 14, which stated that the discovered fossils are thought to belong to an extinct maternal branch to which Native Americans are also possibly related. 

Report: Low-income Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders among those most negatively impacted by the pandemic

ALICE Study

Low-income American Indian or Native Alaskan, Hawaiian and Pacific Islander households were among those who suffered the most negative economic impacts brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, a recent national study found. 

Bearing the brunt: According to the Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed (ALICE) analysis of National COVID Surveys, members of American Indian, Alaskan Native, Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AIAN/H/PI) communities, along with Black and Hispanic demographics, suffered the highest percentage of job loss and health issues among all reporting ethnic groups in the United States.

Biden issues first-ever presidential proclamation of Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Indigenous Peoples Day recognized

On Friday, Joe Biden became the first U.S. president to proclaim Oct. 11 as Indigenous Peoples’ Day, a move that will further recenter a holiday commemorating Christopher Columbus’ arrival to the Americas toward awareness and celebration of Native American peoples and cultures.

Recognizing Native Americans: In the presidential proclamation, Biden sought to recognize Native Americans’ contributions to the U.S. and acknowledge the nation’s historical wrongdoing toward Indigenous peoples.

Eurasian Actress Exposed After Falsely Claiming She Was Part Native American Over Film Role

New reports have discovered that Kelsey Asbille, the Eurasian actress cast as a Native American woman in the upcoming film “Yellowstone”, doesn’t actually have official Cherokee heritage after all. According to Reappropriate, Native American actor, producer, and activist Sonny Skyhawk reached out to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians tribal nation to ascertain if Asbille did indeed possess Cherokee lineage. Through Skyhawk’s inquest, it was determined that Asbille lacked the necessary recorded evidence of tribal membership or ancestral claim.

While the general layman’s understanding of Native American lineage is that it’s commonly determined by blood percentage, in truth, different tribes assess membership through different methods. The Cherokee Nation, Asbille’s claimed ancestry, prefers to use evidence of lineal descent over blood quantum measurement, meaning that merely having Cherokee in one’s family tree isn’t enough to establish heritage.

Asian American Actress Draws Backlash After Being Cast to Play Native American

Due to Hollywood’s rampant whitewashing, it often gets us cheering whenever an Asian actor gets cast in any movie or television series.

However, the recent casting of Kelsey Asbille (also Kelsey Chow) on the Paramount Network TV show “Yellowstone” has caused more backlash than celebration as she was tapped to portray a Native American woman, another group which lacks representation in the world’s biggest entertainment scene.