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1 AIAN Programs for 2010 Census Dee Ann Alexander Presentation to the Census Information Center Program 2007 Annual Training Conference Suitland, Maryland Wednesday, October 10, 2007 Room T-1

2 2 Census 2010 Planning, Development, and Testing that include Tribal Governments  Enhancing the government-to-government relationship with tribal governments  Improving census coverage and quality for AIAN populations through:  Improved enumeration methods  Enhanced geographic programs  Innovative partnership and promotion

3 2006 Census Test Site Cheyenne River Reservation and Off-Reservation Trust Land Overview  Test site was on the Cheyenne River Reservation and Off-Reservation Trust Lands  Initial ‘consultation’ with Tribal Chairman  Tribal Liaison  Partnership

4 2006 Census Test Objectives  To develop, test, assess, and improve enumeration methods on American Indian Reservations.  To implement a Tribal Liaison Program on American Indian Reservations.  To develop, implement and assess a consultation process with the Tribe and/or Tribal Leaders.  To implement methods to improve within household coverage on American Indian Reservations.

5 5 American Indian and Alaska Native Program conducts 2007 Tribal consultation meetings The consultation meetings aim to:  Build on the government-to-government relationship in preparation for the census  Gain input from the tribes to help to improve within household coverage  Increase the response rate for the census, and  Obtain information on topics pertinent to the census in Indian Country and Alaska

6 Tribal Consultation Meetings Palm Springs, California Rapid City, South Dakota Charlotte, North CarolinaSyracuse, New York Green Bay, WisconsinSacramento, California Window Rock, ArizonaAlbuquerque, New Mexico Tulsa, OklahomaMiami, Florida Seattle, WashingtonAnchorage, Alaska St. Paul, MinnesotaPhoenix, Arizona

7 7 Topics discussed at 2007 Tribal consultation meetings  Classifying and Tabulating AIAN Responses in the 2010 Census  Geography Counts: Understanding the link between the Geography and the Data  How to Best Reach American Indians and Alaska Natives  Establishing Partnerships for a More Accurate 2010 Census  How Tribal Governments Can Help Recruit for Census

8 Enumeration Methodologies for American Indian and Alaska Native areas  Remote List/Enumerate Alaska  Update/Leave (update maps/registers and leave census forms to mail back)  Update/Enumerate (update residential addresses/maps and completion of questionnaire for housing unit)

9 AIAN Geographic Programs  Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA)  Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS)  Participant Statistical Area Programs

10 2010 AIAN Program  Tribal Government’s Liaison Program (Tribes appoint Tribal Liaison)  2010 AIAN Tribal Government’s Liaison Handbook  Outreach and Promotion  Increase awareness  Encourage participation  Help recruit and hire local residents to apply for census jobs  Work closely with Tribal Liaison appointed by Tribal Government/Council

11 Important 2010 American Indian and Alaska Native Initiatives U.S. Census Bureau AIAN Policy Statement (comment deadline October 27, 2007) U.S. Census Bureau AIAN Tribal Consultation Process Tribal consultation meetings with state recognized tribes, Urban Indian Centers and Native Hawaiian population – 2008

12 12 What training or technical assistance is the Bureau able to offer to tribes and tribal organizations?  Visit the Census Bureau’s Web site at  Call the Census Bureau Customer Service Center at (301) 763-INFO (4636)  For the address and phone number of the regional office nearest you, please visit  For easy access to all AIAN Census Bureau data and links visit:

13 13 Technical Assistance continued  Access current and more detailed data and maps for American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) areas in the American FactFinder at:  Census Information Centers (CICs) are recognized as official sources of demographic, economic, and social statistics produced by the U.S. Census Bureau. CICs provide training and technical assistance to tribal governments in accessing and using Census Bureau data for research, program administration, and planning. There are four American Indian organizations that are CIC members. For more information about the CIC near you please visit:  The State Data Center (SDC) Program is a cooperative program between the states and the Census Bureau that was created in 1978 to make data available locally to the public through a network of state agencies, universities, libraries, and regional and local governments. For a complete listing of State Data Centers please visit:

14 CONTACT INFORMATION Dee Alexander Decennial Management Division (301)


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