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“... Among the most difficult of the issues is establishing who is an Alaska Native because the term is defined differently for various purposes under federal legislation. Who is an Alaska Native, how does one know, and who decides is also critically important to establishing who is eligible to hunt marine mammals and create traditional handicrafts from marine mammal materials under the regulatory definitions of Alaska Native that have been adopted by federal agencies to implement the Marine Mammal Protection Act. The MMPA regulatory definitions emphasizes 1/4 blood quantum as the primary criteria for identifying an Alaska Native.” 

S.J. Langdon, "Determination of Alaska Native Status Under the Marine Mammal Protection Act"

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