Tribal Citizenship Conference, November 13, 2013
The Indian Law Program at the William Mitchell College of Law, in conjunction with the Bush Foundation, hosted the Tribal Citizenship Conference on November 13, 2013 in St. Paul, Minnesota. This conference was designed to include a broad discussion of issues pertaining to tribal citizenship and, most importantly, to engage tribal leaders in this discussion. Topics included: traditional conceptions of citizenship with an emphasis on tribal languages, the role of the Indian Reorganization Act in altering traditional conceptions of citizenship, the choice between using lineal descendancy or blood quantum to determine citizenship criteria, other potential citizenship requirements, such as residency, the legal means of effectuating changes in citizenship criteria (e.g., constitutional revisions, adoption ordinances), and issues relating to banishment or disenrollment. The Indigenous Governance Database features selected presentations and Q&A sessions from this conference, featured below.
Selected Presentations and Q&A Sessions:
Citizenship: Culture, Language and Law
Defining Citizenship: Blood Quantum vs. Descendancy
Other Citizenship Requirements?
Mechanisms of Constitutional Reform
These video resources are featured on the Indigenous Governance Database with the permission of the Bush Foundation.