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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.

Local Census Support

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.

The Census Bureau is no longer collecting responses to the 2020 Census. This page provided guidance for responding, including where to count yourself and who to count on your questionnaire.


Materials for Tribal Governments

Why Your Faith Community Should Become a 2020 Census Official Partner

Half-Page Handout for American Indians and Alaska Natives

Explains that it's not too late for American Indians and Alaska Natives to respond to the 2020 Census.

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2020 Census Snapshot for American Indians and Alaska Natives

Fact Sheet for American Indian Alaska Native Audience

Explains the 2020 Census, why it is important, and answers FAQs for AIAN tribes and communities.

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Fact Sheet for American Indians and Alaska Natives in Update Leave Areas

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. 

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Sample Copy of the 2020 Census Questionnaire

Information for American Indians and Alaska Natives on the Race Question

Answers commonly asked questions from the AIAN community about the 2020 Census race question and explains that responses are based on self-identification.

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LGBTQ+ One Pager

Sample 2020 Census Message for Tribal Leaders

A template message for tribal leaders to customize and share with their communities on how to respond when census operations begin locally.

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Handout for Urban American Indians and Alaska Natives

Describes why the 2020 Census is important for urban AIAN communities and how to respond.

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Poster for Urban American Indians and Alaska Natives

Highlights why responding to the 2020 Census is so important for urban AIAN communities.

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Poster for Alaska Natives

Highlights that data collected from the 2020 Census will impact resources and services in Alaska Native communities.

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Poster for American Indians

Highlights why responding to the 2020 Census is so important for American Indian communities.

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Be a Census Taker - Handout

Promotes census taker job opportunities, position benefits, and how to apply.

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How Will 2020 Census Data Be Used?

Video: Social Distance Powwow

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. 


Who Am I?

Video: Who Am I? (:30)

This PSA calls all American Indian and Alaska Natives to participate in the 2020 Census, no matter where you live.


Video: Today I Learned

Video: Alaska Natives and the 2020 Census (1:45)

This PSA explains why, as an Alaska Native, it’s important to participate in the 2020 Census.


C2M-009 Census Partnerships + AIAN Web Badges (ec)4.8

Web Badges and Banners for American Indian and Alaska Native Audiences

Encourage response by posting a web badge or banner directing to 2020census.gov on your website.

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Sample Copy of the 2020 Census Questionnaire

Invitation Letter

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 Newsletter Article

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.

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Social Media Guide for American Indians and Alaska Natives

Customizable social media content for 2020 Census partners in tribal communities.

 
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Sample PSA Script

Sample PSA script that could be video or audio recorded by tribal leaders and advocates.

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