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2020 Census Tribal Resources

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

Handouts

pdf Handout for American Indians and Alaska Natives [<1.0 MB]
Explains that it's not too late for American Indians and Alaska Natives to respond to the 2020 Census.
pdf Snapshot — American Indian/Alaska Native [<1.0 MB]
Explains the 2020 Census, why it is important, and answers FAQs for AIAN tribes and communities.
pdf Snapshot — Alaska Native [<1.0 MB]
Explains why the 2020 Census is important for Alaska Natives, answers FAQs, and outlines important dates.
pdf Information for American Indians and Alaska Natives on the Race Question [<1.0 MB]
Answers commonly asked questions from the AIAN community about the 2020 Census race question and explains that responses are based on self-identification.
pdf Sample 2020 Census Message for Tribal Leaders [<1.0 MB]
A template message for tribal leaders to customize and share with their communities on how to respond when census operations begin locally.
pdf Handout for Urban American Indians and Alaska Natives [<1.0 MB]
Describes why the 2020 Census is important for urban AIAN communities and how to respond.
pdf Be a Census Taker — Option 1 [1.2 MB]
Promote census taker job opportunities, position benefits, and how to apply.
pdf Be a Census Taker — Option 2 [1.4 MB]
Promote census taker job opportunities, position benefits, and how to apply.
pdf Sample Drop-In Newsletter Article [<1.0 MB]
Sample drop-in article that tribal leaders or advocates can include in their newsletters to further promote American Indian and Alaska Natives participation in

Posters

pdf Poster for Alaska Natives [1.6 MB]
Highlights that data collected from the 2020 Census will impact resources and services in Alaska Native communities.
pdf Poster for American Indians [<1.0 MB]
Highlights why responding to the 2020 Census is so important for American Indian communities.
pdf Poster for Urban American Indians and Alaska Natives [1.3 MB]
Highlights why responding to the 2020 Census is so important for urban AIAN communities.

Social Media Resources

pdf Sample PSA Script [<1.0 MB]
Sample PSA script that could be video or audio recorded by tribal leaders and advocates.
pdf Social Media Guide for American Indians and Alaska Natives [13.0 MB]
Customizable social media content for 2020 Census partners in tribal communities.
ftp Downloadable 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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