Tribal governments played a critical role in ensuring a complete and accurate count of American Indian and Alaska Native populations. Learn more about the U.S. Census Bureau's relationship with tribal governments.
Census data affects tribal citizens and resources, and the trusted voices of tribal leaders help to ensure a complete and accurate count in tribal communities. To learn more about how census data is used in your area, or to establish a partnership between your tribe or village and the 2020 Census, please contact your regional office.
Encourages households in Update Leave areas to respond with their Census ID when they receive their census materials for the best count of their community.
Answers commonly asked questions from the AIAN community about the 2020 Census race question and explains that responses are based on self-identification.
A template message for tribal leaders to customize and share with their communities on how to respond when census operations begin locally.
It is important for all American Indians and Alaska Natives to participate in the 2020 Census. It is our time to show up in order to support ourselves in the 2020 Census. By filling out our Census forms we ensure the funding we need for grants, programs and other services our communities.
This is a sample of the invitation letter homes will receive inviting them to respond to the 2020 Census. Most areas of the country will be invited to respond online. Areas less likely to respond online will receive a paper questionnaire with their invitation, but can still choose to respond online.
Sample drop-in article that tribal leaders or advocates can include in their newsletters to further promote American Indian and Alaska Natives participation in the 2020 census.