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: