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American Indian and Alaska Native

American Indian and Alaska Native Resources

Department of Commerce: The Census Bureau is one of twelve operating units of the Department of Commerce. All Census Bureau initiatives for American Indian and Alaska Native communities reflect the Commerce Department's 1995 American Indian and Alaska Native Policy (PDF – 593 KB).

The Census Bureau collects data for the American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) population and publishes AIAN specific counts, estimates, and statistics at many geographic levels. The Tribal Resource (AIAN) website highlights the Census Bureau's relationship with tribal governments and provides important AIAN and tribal resources.

In order to strengthen the government-to-government relationship between the Census Bureau and tribal governments and to facilitate work with American Indian and Alaska Native organizations, the Census Bureau has adopted the following:

  • American Indian and Alaska Native Policy: The AIAN policy (PDF – 177 KB), adopted on October 21, 2008 outlines nine principles that provide general guidelines for Census Bureau interactions with federally recognized tribal governments. The policy was reaffirmed (PDF – 74 KB) on October 12, 2009.
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | American Indian and Alaska Native | 301-763-INFO (4636) | Last Revised: July 01, 2013