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Are the Vinyard Indians the Rachel Dolezal of native tribes? 4

The Vinyard Indians want to be Illinois’s first state-recognized native tribe. But tribes long recognized by the federal government say the group’s members are just a bunch of white people caught in an act of cultural appropriation.

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Cover Story: Are the Vinyard Indians the Rachel Dolezal of native tribes? The Vinyard Indians want to be Illinois’s first state-recognized native tribe. But tribes long recognized by the federal government say the group’s members are just a bunch of white people caught in an act of cultural appropriation. Politics: Ben Joravsky on how Forrest Claypool pulls a Jeff Sessions The CPS boss apologizes for an invoice change he previously said he didn’t recall—after being shown proof of the change.
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