Are Native Americans extinct?

In the baby names section a person asked "How is the name Dakota offensive to Native Americans" and I answered "Aren't Native Americans extinct" and I've gotten four dislikes so far. American television taught me that Native Americans were extinct. I know there are Native American... show more In the baby names section a person asked "How is the name Dakota offensive to Native Americans" and I answered "Aren't Native Americans extinct" and I've gotten four dislikes so far. American television taught me that Native Americans were extinct. I know there are Native American descendants but as far as I know there aren't any full-blooded Native Americans.

FYI I'm from Australia.
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