Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. EST
The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) Policy Research Center is hosting the second of two briefing webinars for Tribal leaders and their technical staff in preparation for the U.S. Census Bureau Tribal Consultation Webinar on the 2020 Census Disclosure Avoidance System. The Tribal Consultation Webinar will be held on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. EST.
The information about attending the U.S. Census Bureau Tribal Consultation Webinar is located here. The U.S. Census Bureau also lists discussion questions and requests input on a few questions.
The Disclosure Avoidance System includes the statistical methods the U.S. Census Bureau is using to protect the confidentiality of individual response data in the 2020 Census. The statistical methods are complicated, but information released to date, including demonstration data, reveal that there may be adverse impacts on 2020 Census data for Tribal Nations, especially those that are small, rural, or remote. The U.S. Census Bureau needs to hear how Tribal Nations use census data as they try to optimize the quality and usability of the 2020 Census data.
In order to help preparation for the U.S. Census Bureau Tribal Consultation Webinar, the NCAI Policy Research Center will host a second briefing webinar on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. EST. During the webinar, we will provide a short presentation summarizing the issues related to the Disclosure Avoidance System and its potential impact on 2020 Census data for Tribal Nations, and then we will leave plenty of time for questions.
To view our briefing materials and resources on this topic from the past two years, go to our research recommendations website. These resources include research policy briefs, letters, the NCAI resolution on this topic, and videos of webinars organized by year.
To register for the briefing webinar, click on the link below:
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The U.S. Census Bureau is hosting a listening session with federally and state recognized tribes, and AIAN organizations across the country. This listening session is to continue our ongoing communication, with an update on 2020 Decennial Operations, the 2020 Disclosure Avoidance System (DAS) and the geographic hierarchy of DAS. The DAS is a new, advanced, and far more powerful confidentiality protection system than previously used that employs a rigorous mathematical process to protect respondents’ information and identity.
This national webinar will provide a forum for tribal stakeholders to learn more about 2020 Decennial Operational updates, the transition to the DAS to protect information provided by respondents on the 2020 Census, and the geographic hierarchy of DAS.
The 2020 Census Tribal Listening Session will be held at the following date and time:
Dial-in Information to join the audio conference portion of the webinar:
1-888-989-7592 | Passcode: 6547188
** If prompted when logging into WebEx, password is “census”
If you have any questions prior to the webinar, please contact Dee Alexander at (301) 763-9335, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Census Bureau to Resume Some 2020 Census Field Operations in Select Locations
May 4, 2020 —The U.S. Census Bureau, in coordination with Federal, State and local health officials, will begin a phased restart of some 2020 Census field operations in select geographic areas this week.
Updates on the operations resuming by location are available at [2020census.gov]2020census.gov. This webpage will be updated weekly as 2020 Census operations resume across the United States.
The health and safety of Census Bureau staff and the public is of the utmost importance. All returning staff will receive safety training to observe social distancing protocols in the COVID-19 environment. For their safety and the safety of the public, the Census Bureau has ordered Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for all field staff, including those that work in a field office. These materials will be secured and provided to staff prior to restarting operations.
As part of the phased restart of operations, the Census Bureau will resume dropping off 2020 Census invitation packets at front doors of households in areas where the majority of households do not receive mail at their home. This operation is also known as Update Leave. About 5% of households are counted in the Update Leave operation, where census workers will confirm or update a household’s physical location address and then leave a census questionnaire packet.
The Census Bureau began delivering census materials to these households on March 15; however, this operation was suspended on March 18 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Update Leave operation does not require interaction between households and a Census Bureau employee and follows the most current federal health and safety guidelines. In states where we have resumed the Update Leave operation, we are also resuming fingerprinting for new hires to keep applicants moving through the hiring process. ACO staff will begin returning to the office as necessary to support the Update Leave operation, as well.
The Associate Director for Decennial Programs leads the operational team making the decision to restart select operations within an ACO, driven by the assessment of career Census Bureau operational leadership; a thorough review of the operating status of a state, locality or tribal area; the key data that support that operating status as identified by Federal, State and local guidance; and the ability of Census Bureau staff to safely resume operations, including the procurement of PPE.
Households that receive the 2020 Census invitation packets are strongly encouraged to respond promptly to the 2020 Census using the census ID included in the questionnaire packet. People can respond online, by phone or by completing and returning the paper form by mail. Responding with the census ID or by completing and returning the paper questionnaire helps ensure the best count of their communities.
About the Intergovernmental Affairs Office: Tribal Affairs
The Tribal Affairs team works closely with American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) tribal nations on a government-to-government basis to address issues concerning tribal self-government. The government-to-government relation is based on the United States Constitution, federal treaties, policy, law, court decisions, executive orders, and the ongoing political relationship among tribal nations and the federal government. The Intergovernmental Affairs Office serves as the principal liaison office for tribal affairs and is the principal advisor to the Director and executive staff on tribal issues and concerns. The team’s work focuses on collaborating with other agencies, building and maintaining relationships with tribal leaders, tribal associations, and tribal citizens in order to educate, inform, consult and share program information from across the U.S. Census Bureau.
Dee Alexander Tribal Affairs Coordinator
U.S. Census Bureau
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Proposed 2020 Census Data Products Plan Webinars Tuesday, May 28, 2019 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDTWednesday, May 29, 2019 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT The U.S. Census Bureau is hosting two national webinars with federally recognized tribal nations as part of the Census Bureau’s ongoing efforts to improve and maintain a government-to-government relationship with tribal nations. The webinars are scheduled to provide updated information to the tribes about the Proposed 2020 Census Data Products Plan. In preparation for the 2020 Census, the Census Bureau is conducting a comprehensive review of the decennial census data products. Given the need for improved confidentiality protection, the Bureau may reduce the amount of detailed data that is released in their 2020 data products, including detailed data on American Indian and Alaska Native tribal nations and villages. The Proposed 2020 Census Data Products Plan webinars will be held on the following dates and times: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDTDial-in Information to join the audio conference portion of the webinar:800-857-8887 | Passcode: 1206443To participate in the May 28 webinar online, please click here. Wednesday, May 29, 2019 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDTDial-in Information to join the audio conference portion of the webinar:800-857-8887 | Passcode: 1206443To participate in the May 28 webinar online, please click here. If you have any questions prior to the webinar, please contact Rachel Marks at (301) 763-9658, or email@example.com.
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Thursday, May 2, 2019 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDTWednesday, May 8, 2019 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT The U.S. Census Bureau is hosting two national webinars with federally recognized tribal nations as part of the Census Bureau’s ongoing efforts to improve and maintain a government-to-government relationship with tribal nations. The webinars will provide a forum for tribal leaders to share insights, make recommendations, and discuss concerns related to tribal boundaries with the Census Bureau. Additionally, the Census Bureau will provide further information on current tribal boundaries, the Boundary and Annexation Survey, and collaborative work with the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The 2020 Census Tribal Geographies national webinar will be held during the following dates and times: Thursday, May 2, 2019 | 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDTDial-in Information to join the audio conference portion of the webinar:800-857-8887 | Passcode: 9328707To participate in the May 2 webinar online, please click here. Wednesday, May 8, 2019 | 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDTDial-in Information to join the audio conference portion of the webinar:800-857-8887 | Passcode: 9328706To participate in the May 8 webinar online, please click here. For any questions prior to the webinar, please contact Dee Alexander at (301) 763-9335 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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In partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau, the Governor’s Office of Indian Affairs (GOIA) cordially invites you to attend one of the two upcoming 2020 Decennial Census – Tribal Liaison Training:
Wednesday, May 8th, 2019
9am – 1pm
Swinomish Casino & Lodge
Thursday, May 9th , 2019
The Davenport Grand Hotel
The purpose of the trainings is to assist Tribal Governments and Tribal communities in preparation of the 2020 Decennial Census. The tentative training agenda will include Census 101 overview, role of Tribal Liaison, how to form a Tribal Complete Count Committee and updates from Federal/State Census partners. For attendance, please send RSVP to Joshua Fliegel at email@example.com
**Travel reimbursement for lodging and mileage may be available for Tribal attendees. Please contact Jessica Imotichey at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
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The Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians: Regional Office
P.O Box 66209, Portland OR 97290