Video: Ojibwe Blood Quantum LLTC 2010

Today the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe's Citizenship (M.C.T.) policy requires an Ojibwe to have 1/4 degree Minnesota Chippewa Tribe (M.C.T.) blood to be enrolled as a member of this federally recognized tribe.

1/4 degree is the most commonly used degree requirement on Anishinaabe reservations in the United States.

However, many of our citizens share diverse ancestry, and many Ojibwe no longer meet the requirement of 1/4 degree M.C.T. blood. Still, all of the Ojibwe are citizens of an indigenous nation because of their common language, history, culture, land base, and ancestry... not their blood quantum.