Inquiry Design Model (IDM) Blueprint™
“Am I an Indian?”
NDNAEU 7 “Native Identity”
Compelling QuestionAm I an Indian?
Standards and PracticesC.6_12.2.4 Explain the relationship among federal, state, tribal, and local governmental powers.
C.6_12.2.5 Explain the purposes, organization, powers, and processes of tribal and local governments.
C.6_12.4.2 Describe and evaluate the criteria and process for naturalization in the United States.
C.6_12.4.3 Explain how citizens’ personal and civic responsibilities are important to the preservation and improvement of United States constitutional republic.
Staging the QuestionWhat makes one an Indian?
Supporting Question 1 Supporting Question 2 Supporting Question 3 
Why is it said, “He is half Indian?” Or, “She is a quarter Indian?”Why would the government want to ‘cut out’ mixed bloods from the treaty?Why, according to Red Thunder, must the mixed-bloods be members of the tribe?
Formative Performance TaskFormative Performance TaskFormative Performance Task
Students will:
• Watch video, The Importance of Knowing Who You Are
• Read, So What Exactly Is ‘Blood Quantum’?
• Listen to, It’s Not Just About The Blood
• Discuss the origins and concepts used to justify Indian blood quantum
Students will:
• Read Disenrollment and Disenfranchisement blog
• Read The 10 Cent Treaty blog
• Discuss perspectives on blood quantum 
Students will:
• Read A Speech on Behalf of the Metis
• Read Treaties section of NDS Indian Studies Turtle Mountain
• Read Senator Hoeven’s Report 116-190 to accompany Senate bill 51, dated JANUARY 6, 2020
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SUMMATIVE PERFORMANCE TASK: Supported Claim (written/spoken) or Demonstration of Process (project-based)Students write an essay that compares and contrasts Indigenous concepts of tribal membership with those of the Federal government.
SUMMATIVE PERFORMANCE TASK: ExtensionStudents research requirements for enrollment in North Dakota tribes.
Taking Informed Action / Real World ApplicationThink about your stereotypical thoughts, how they can hurt others. Curtail them.  
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