Pirate Ballerina provides information on whether Ward Churchill is or isn't really an Indian by blood.
Professor Churchill's obsession with provnig his racial descent (and, perhaps, his opponents' obsession with disproving it) confirms for me that a certain version of multicultural politics is race theory in a new guise. See these previous posts: my The identititarian logic of multiculturalism and Jogo's FrumTeens.com - the lessons for multiculturalism. I'll get back to this topic soon!
Cf United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma: scroll down for "Final Statement from the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians Regarding Ward Churchill".