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Hot Topics in Tribal Governance: Citizenship + Blood Quantum

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Native Nations Institute
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As the Director of the Oneida Nation's Trust Enrollment Department, Doxtator used the skills he honed as a financial analyst to examine the current state of the nation's enrollment criteria and illustrate what that meant for the future of the nation. Since Oneida was still relying on Blood Quantum (BQ) to determine enrollment eligibility, the future of the nation's enrollment numbers looked grim. The unfortunate reality was that, if nothing was done to amend the nation's enrollment criteria, it would mean the extinction of the Oneida Nation in just a few generations.

In this presentation during the Native Nations Institute's 2022 Remaking Tribal Constitutions Seminar, Doxtator uses population pyramids and one very compelling animation to explain the issue with BQ as a determinant for enrollment -- a lesson that could any Native nations wrestling with questions about BQ and enrollment.

 

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Doxtator, Keith. "Hot Topics in Tribal Governance: Citizenship + Blood Quantum." September 19, 2023. Presentation. Native Nations Institute.

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Growth a Source of Pride - And Strain - At Some Northwest Tribes

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Oregon Public Broadcasting
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The membership rolls at some Northwest tribes are swelling much faster than growth in the general population. Some of that increase is due to a high birth rate among American Indians. Also, rising prosperity from casinos and other businesses is luring Native Americans back into the fold. However, fast growth has strained the fabric of some tribes, while others wish they had more...

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Banse, Tom. "Growth a Source of Pride - And Strain - At Some Northwest Tribes." Oregon Public Broadcasting, February 8, 2012. (https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=146606951, accessed May 30, 2023)

2013 American Indian Population and Labor Force Report

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This report presents findings from the 2010 Labor Force Survey of American Indians and Alaska Natives, combined with a larger set of publically available statistics produced by the U.S. Census Bureau. This report is prepared in accordance with Public Law 102-477 the Indian Employment, Training, and Related Services Demonstration Act of 1992, as amended. All of the statistics provided in this report are in reference to the year 2010 the most recent year for which adequate statistics were available for the purposes of the report.

This report is based primarily on populations of American Indians and Alaska Natives (AIAN) who are living on or near the tribal areas of federally recognized tribes. Most of the population indicators in this report, and all of the employment indicators, do not include members of federally recognized tribes who are living far away from any tribal area of any federally recognized tribe. This aspect of the report was necessary because of data limitations. Pursuant to the Indian Employment, Training, and Related Services Demonstration Act of 1992, this report provides estimates of “the population available for work and estimates of the employed population. In addition, the report displays an estimated percent of those available for work who are not working for groups of tribes by state, region, and geographic area.

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Office of the Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs. 2013 American Indian Population and Labor Force Report. Office of the Secretary. U.S. Department of the Interior. Washington, District of Columbia. January 16, 2014. Report. (https://www.bia.gov/sites/default/files/dup/assets/public/pdf/idc1-024782.pdf, accessed February 22, 2023)