The executive director of the Office of Indigenous Affairs, Ignacio DLG Demapan, says the Chamorro and Carolinian people should not be forced to become a minority in their own land, but the CIA World Factbook says that they already are. The CIA World Factbook population estimate for the Northern Mariana Islands is 48,317. The population is 56.3% Asian and 36.3% Pacific Islander.
The CIA World Factbook also reveals that the Chamorros have already dropped to the third largest ethnic group in the Northern Mariana Islands. Filipinos make up 24.4% of the population, the Chinese are 23.4%, and the Chamorros are only 22.4%.
What is going on when the Office of Indigenous Affairs is saying that the indigenous people will become a minority when they already are? Are contract workers invisible to indigenous people?