SOCI 325 Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: Single-Nucleotide Polymorphism, Statistical Inference, Matrilineality

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Saturday, april 11, 2020: genetic ancestry testing. Most ancestry tests look for alleles/haplotypes that are associated with specific populations. Not everyone in a population has any given allele. Alleles that are common in a particular population are also present elsewhere. Based on sample of recent people using statistical inference. "indigenous" is a term and identity related to the global indigenous movement. Refers broadly to peoples/nations that were already present when a colonizing or settling population arrived. Can also be used to "flatten" those peoples into a homogenous kind. Indigenous populations are defined by specific characteristics of populations" genomes. Co-exists with a view of static "cultural" distinction. "they were not simply first but they arose as peoples, as humans in relationships with particular places. " (514) Indigenous identity defined in terms of resistance against colonial forces. " enabling mutual recognition and collaboration by indigenous peoples across disparate histories and geographies. " (514)

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