My family on my mother's side has a lot of Native American blood in it, and while there's been a couple geneologists that have tried over the past decade to make a direct link for us, they always ended up not finding enough information. But I found out today that one recently got enough official documents together and our family was officially accepted into the Metis tribe of Canada (Nova Scotia I think). Turns out my mother and her brothers and sisters are 7/8s indian (my grandfather had mostly Chippawa ancestors in Wisconsin and Minnisota that the geneologists were originally trying to follow, but ended up getting the Metis roots from looking at my grandmother's ancestors), so I'm a larger percentage than I'd always thought. Right now they're faxing up the forms for individual family members to sign and send to them along with our birth certificates. We don't know yet if there are any tribe benefits (they're not a casino-owning tribe like a lot of the ones in CT and WI), but it means that when my personal paperwork goes through within the next month or two, I'll get dual citizenship with Canada because of it. Pretty cool. Think that means I get free Canadian health care?