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Tribal Complete Count Committees

Organizations across the country supported the 2020 Census. We regularly featured some of them here, looking at who they are and why an accurate census is so important to them.

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A landscape of the Pala Tribe territory at the base of the Palomar Mountain.

Organization Name: Pala Tribal Complete Count Committee

Headquarters: San Diego County, California

About: The Pala tribe, a reservation with 1,000 members, offers early childhood education classes, runs a charter elementary school, and operates a youth center and library. The 2020 Census was the third census that the Pala Tribal Complete Count Committee supported.

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Organization Name: Shoshone-Bannock Tribes' Native Complete Count Committee

Headquarters: Fort Hall, Idaho

About: The Shoshone-Bannock tribes contribute $400 million annually to the local economy through casinos, a conference center, a hotel, gift shops, gas stations, and agricultural holdings. The Complete Count Committee began meeting in January 2019 and represented all five of the tribe's service districts

“We’ll stress that the population count is critical for us as a tribal community because we have a need for housing, we have a need for health care, education and transportation, and for apportionment. Our community of citizens needs to be represented.”

Denell Broncho, head of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes' Native Complete Count Committee


Learn more about Tribal Complete Count Committees and their work with the Census Bureau, and read past spotlights.

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