This Teacher Jennifer from US
Citizenship Podcast. Today we’re going to listen to our third citizenship quiz in honor of Native American Heritage Month. In 2016, we published the first quiz which focused in on recent Native American history and legislation. In 2017, we posted the second quiz which focused on notable Native Americans. This year, we’re focusing on the Native Americans that ran in the midterm elections. Let’s get started. 7Gen Leaders is a political action committee that works to elect Native American to office. Its name is inspired by the indigenous concept that decisions made in the present impact seven generations in the future. Question: What are two ways that Americans can participate in their democracy? ▪ vote
▪ join a political party
▪ help with a campaign
▪ join a civic group
▪ join a community group
▪ give an elected official your opinion on an issue
▪ call Senators and Representatives
▪ publicly support or oppose an issue or policy
▪ run for office
▪ write to a newspaper Question 2: Representatives-elect Deb Haaland (Laguna Pueblo) (NM-01) and Sharice Davids (Ho-Chunk) (KS-03) will be the first Native American women in the US House of Representatives. Question: Name your U.S. Representative. Go to House.gov and enter your zip code. Question 3: Markwayne Mullin (Cherokee) (OK-2) and Tom Cole (Chickasaw) (OK-4) represent Oklahoma in the US House of Representatives Question: We elect a U.S. Representative for how many years? ▪ two (2) Question 4: Kevin Stitt (Cherokee) is the Governor-elect of Oklahoma. Who is the Governor of your state now? Go to The National Governors Association www.nga.org Question 5 Peggy Flanagan (Ojibwe) is the Lieutenant Governor-elect of Minnesota. If a state’s Governor can no longer serve, the Lieutenant Governor become the Governor. Question: If the President can no longer serve, who becomes President? ▪ the Vice President Question 6: Todd Rex Gloria (Tlingit) was re-elected to represent California’s 78th State Assembly district. Question: Why do some states have more Representatives (& Assembly districts) than other states? ▪ (because of) the state’s population
▪ (because) they have more people
▪ (because) some states have more people Question 7: James C. Ramos, former chairman of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, will be the first California Native American to serve in the state legislature which meets in the state capital. Question: What is the capital of your state? Go to www.50states.com Question 8 Diane J. Humetewa (Hopi) currently serves as the US Judge for the District of Arizona. Question: What does the judicial branch do? ▪ reviews laws
▪ explains laws
▪ resolves disputes (disagreements)
▪ decides if a law goes against the Constitution Question 9: The US-Mexico border runs through the O’Odham homeland, dividing the people into two “nationalities.” Question: Name one state that borders Mexico. ▪ California
▪ New Mexico
▪ Texas Question 10: Many US Border Patrol agents in the Southwest speak Spanish — but many migrants speak indigenous languages and little, or no, Spanish. According to ICE 2015 Language Access Plan, those seeking asylum must be provided with translators so that applicants will receive due process when they go to immigration court. Question: What is the “rule of law”? ▪ Everyone must follow the law.
▪ Leaders must obey the law.
▪ Government must obey the law.
▪ No one is above the law. Thanks to the students and staff of Milpitas Adult School. For more information go to HCN.org and IndianCountryToday.com to learn more about Native Americans. Please visit us on the web at www.uscitizenpod.com. Thanks for listening. I know that you will be a great American citizen! www.uscitizenpod.com