I want to create a Native American and white mixed male protagonist. For the most part, my reasoning behind this is that I am Native and white mix so I have a lot of experiences that I want to contribute to my character. Another reason is that I don't see all that many fictional books with Native or especially Native and white protagonists. I feel like they are very underrepresented in literature. I do, however, have some reservations about this, they are as follows: 1) If I want to reference a specific tribe or reservation, should I discuss it with the chief or tribal council or another official? I don't want to instigate any assumptions about certain tribes, regions, etc. and 2) Does anybody here have any personal advice, experience, or input on this matter. If it helps, I want the focus of my novel to be mostly on the poverty in Native communities and I want my main character to address it personally and to be fighting to escape and overcome poverty. Thank you all for any input!