The controversy over indigenous affiliations has come to the forefront in V.I. Superior Court on St. Thomas, as two men say their rights are being violated because the government does not recognize their true citizenship.

One of the men, whose legal name is Everett Parker, identified himself to Magistrate Judge Henry Carr III as “No Fear Everlasting Arawak.”

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