SURVEY ON ALGONQUIN CITIZENSHIP RESULTS #2
Compiled by - Randy Malcolm

This second survey is being used to help decide who will be an Algonquin.

NOTE - This survey will be used to help develop a draft citizenship/beneficiary law, and was sent to all Algonquins who are at least of one-eighth (1/8) Algonquin blood descent from known Algonquins of that part of Algonquin Territory in present day Ontario. It is not intended to affect the rights of other Algonquins.

Definitions:

Beneficiary - A person who will receive benefits from the treaty.

Citizenship - Is all of the citizens who will be considered part of the Algonquin Nation.

Blood Quantum - A determined level of blood, a blood cut off such as one-eighth.

Descent - One of your ancestors is Algonquin.

Questions and Responses-

1 a) Should there be a Blood Quantum cut off?
Total answers - 757

YES - 309 or 41%
NO - 424 or 56%
NA - 24 or 3%

1 b) If "YES" what amount?
Total answers - 309

1/2 - 5 or 2%
1/4 - 37 or 12%
1/8 - 29 or 9%
1/16 - 154 or 50%
1/32 - 35 or 11%
1/64 - 49 or 16%

77% said that the cut off should be 1/16 or lower.
22% said it should be 1/8 or higher.

1c) No blood cut off (Descent only).
Total answers - 757

YES - 446 or 59%
NO - 193 or 26%
NA - 118 or 16%

2a) Who should be considered for Citizenship?
Total answers - 757

Please check off as many as you agree with:

a) Only Algonquins - 487 or 64%
(?)Only Algonquins - 156 or 21% - these responses checked only this choice.
(?)Only Algonquins - 331 or 44% - these responses checked other areas.
b) Legal Spouses - 562 or 74%
c) Common law Spouses - 294 or 39%
d) Traditional Marriage - 421 or 56%
e) Legal Adoption - 417 or 55%

f) Traditional Adoption - 324 or 43%
g) Community Acceptance - 210 or 28%
h) Other - 64 or 9%

2 b) If other people are to be considered for Citizenship, who do not have an Algonquin blood line, should they have limited rights?
Total answers - 757

YES - 452 or 60%
NO - 269 or 36%
NA - 36 or 5%

2c) If "YES", give examples.

There were many answers given, but the majority stated limited rights and I will be giving an accurate account at a later date. RM.

2d) If other people are to be considered for Citizenship, should they vote on the Algonquin Treaty?
Total answers - 757

YES - 173 or 23%
NO - 573 or 76%
NA - 11 or l%

3) Should citizens of the Algonquin Nation, who are also connected to another aboriginal nation, benefit from more than one land claim?
Total answers - 757

YES - 175 or 23%
NO - 574 or 76%
NA - 7 or 1%

 

End of survey-

Number of surveys sent - 2932
Number of surveys returned 757
Status-573 Non-Status - 2359
Status - 51 Non-Status - 706
Actual sent 2853
Actual return 757
79 - returned -Wrong address.
7 - not filled in
7 - spoiled
14 - not on list
Total bad returns - 107
Percent of returns:
Status - 9%
Non-Status - 30%
Unknown - 1%
Total Percent of returns - 28%

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Changes last made on:
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