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Article 12. By : Alyssia Ashley Olarte. Research Question. Should Article 12 have people who were born and raised in the NMI own land r egardless of ethnicity and blood?. Surveys. Pilot survey with class Changed ethnicity question Surveyed 61 people

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Article 12

Article 12

By : Alyssia Ashley Olarte


Research question

Research Question

Should Article 12 have people who were

born and raised in the NMI own land

regardless of ethnicity and blood?


Surveys

Surveys

  • Pilot survey with class

    • Changed ethnicity question

  • Surveyed 61 people

    • Only 27 qualifies as NMI descendents

    • 60% agreed to non-NMI residents to own land’

    • 29 people said own land elsewhere

    • 62% agreed to putting a small % of land for foreigner sale.


Intervie w

Interview

  • Supposedly suppose to interview :

    • Mayor Flores (BUSY)

    • Joe Lifoifoi (Off Island)

    • Rosiky Camacho

  • Rosiky stated that Article 12 = “Safe guard” of the NMIdescndents

  • He argued that it was not fair for an NMI descendent to own land but has no intention to return home vs. A non- NMI descendent who made CNMI their home but cannot own land.


Literature

Literature

  • Found Countless articles about CNMI’s Article 12 topic.

    • Consequences of Good Intentions Exploring Land Rights in The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

      • Article from University of Hawaii Library

      • Article 12 and the CNMI’s history


Literature1

Literature

  • CNMI Department of Commerce: Economic Strategic Planning

    • Stated Article 12 was affecting economy

    • Economy began decreasing after 2009

      • Last garment factory closed 2009

    • (-18.8%) decline in GDP from 2008 to 2009


What i learned

What I learned?

  • How to write essays in APA format

  • Express myself through words by creating survey/ interview questions

  • Article 12 is up for public vote

  • The CNMI had flourished economically around late 2000s then declined after 2009

  • Lost 30% of the islands population

  • 2011= 11.20 % unemployment rate


Obstacles through research process

Obstacles Through Research Process

  • PROCRASTINATION

    • Delayed most essays

    • Did some essays last minute

  • Mayor pushing back our interview till there was no time to conduct one.

  • Ultimate Laziness


Changes i would h ave made

Changes I Would Have Made

  • Contacted other experts on the matter

  • Take initiative to do the work ahead of time

  • Organize and outlining what to put on the research paper

  • With survey mokey, print out my survey to give people during street market


Article 12

This class was fun, but I am seriously glad that it is over 

Thank you and see you around.


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