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US Census: Bureau Data Webinars & Events

Partners/Friends: Registration links and information are NOW OPEN for the April & May Data Summit series. There is limited registration capacity and registration is filling up fast. Please register ASAP for any/all summits that you may be interested in. See the various topics and registration links below. At the conclusion of these sessions, you will:

• Have an increased awareness of the vast data products available through U.S. Census Bureau

• Be better equipped to utilize some of the free on-line tools available on census.gov

• Have resources and toolkits to assist with navigating data available through census.gov

For more information, check out: Upcoming Webinars (census.gov)

APRIL

The “Census Bureau Data for Everyone” session is a FREE Virtual Webinar. Learn about how your responses to Census Bureau surveys are used to create publicly available data products. Explore data tools on census.gov and discover how you can utilize those tools to help transform your communities. 

The Session is scheduled for April 8, 2021 at 2 pm EST
To sign up for the Session, Register Here!!! **This summit is now FULL. Note that it will be recorded. A link to the recorded version will be made available upon request.

This Summit on “Census Bureau Data for the American Indian and Alaska Native Population and Businesses” is a FREE Virtual Webinar and will show you how to explore the data and tools that the Census Bureau offers for the AIAN population and AIAN-owned businesses as well as navigate the My Tribal Area app. This web app provides quick and easy access to selected statistics from the American Community Survey (ACS). 

The Session is scheduled for April 13, 2021 at 2 pm EST
To sign up for the Session, Register Here!!!

This Summit on “Philanthropic and Non-Profit Organizations” is a FREE Virtual Webinar which will take a deeper dive into data from decennial censuses, various surveys, and examine the statistics from datasets to help your proposal writing and give a more complete portrait of those you serve. 

The Session is scheduled for April 15, 2021 at 2 pm EST
To sign up for the Session, Register Here!!!

This Summit on “Accessing Census Bureau Data for Rural Communities” is a FREE Virtual Webinar and will teach basic Census geography, rural vs. urban terminology, as well as tools and tables using the American Community Survey (ACS) for the contemporary rural landscape. 

The Session is scheduled for April 20, 2021 at 2 pm EST
To sign up for the Session, Register Here!!!

This Summit on “Statistics in Schools” is a FREE Virtual Webinar which will teach data users how to explore the Statistics in Schools (SIS) Website, which provides valuable and easy-to-use lessons for K-12 students who have the increasing need for data-literacy to compete in the 21st Century. 

The Session is scheduled for April 22, 2021 at 2 pm EST
To sign up for the Session, Register Here!!!

This Summit on “Census Business Builder for Small Business Retailersand Service Establishments” is a FREE Virtual Webinar which will teach you how to access the Census Business Builder suite of services, which provides selected demographic and economic data tailored to specific types of users in a simple to access and user-friendly format. 

The Session is scheduled for April 29, 2021 at 2 pm EST
To sign up for the Session, Register Here!!!

MAYThis Summit on “COVID-19 HUB Demographic and Economic Resources” is a FREE Virtual Webinar which will provide data users demographic and economic data designed to help guide decision-making related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Session is scheduled for May 6, 2021 at 2 pm EST
To sign up for the Session, Register Here!!!

This Summit on “Census Bureau Data about Housing Characteristics” is a FREE Virtual Webinar which will teach data users about housing and household data available from various surveys and indicators for building permits, construction, home ownership rates and more. 

The Session is scheduled for May 13, 2021 at 2 pm EST
To sign up for the Session, Register Here!!!

NCAI Briefing – U.S. Census Bureau Tribal Consultation on Disclosure Avoidance System

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:

Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. EST: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2349402774269418255

We hope you can join us for this briefing webinar on this important topic to help you prepare to make comments at the U.S. Census Bureau Tribal Consultation Webinar on Thursday, February 18, 2021.

Questions? Email research@ncai.org

RES 18 39

Advance Tribal Sovereignty in the 2020 Census

Res #: Committee: Submitted by: Title:                                    Pass →                     Yes No Amended/Tabled To NCAI
Res-18-39 Education Patsy Whitefoot Advance Tribal Sovereignty in the 2020 Census X no

WHEREAS, the United States (U.S.) Census is mandated by the United States Constitution; and

WHEREAS, the U.S. population is enumerated every 10 years and census data is used to allocate Congressional seats, electoral votes, and is the basis for allocation of more than $600 billion in funding allocations for federally funded programs; and

WHEREAS, federal funding for tribal schools and colleges, education, workforce and career readiness, Indian housing, Indian health, water and sewage projects, roads, economic development and other essential programs are utilized by both urban, rural and tribal communities and is based on data collected by the Census Bureau every ten (10) years; now

THEREFORE IT BE RESOLVED, that ATNI will partner with organizations to advance tribal sovereignty with organizations such as More Equitable Democracy and others to focus on racial equality and democracy reform; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, these organizations, such as, More Equitable Democracy and others, shall work with Tribal Governments and Tribal Organizations to ensure Census participation, training and education in rural and urban communities, voter registration, Get out the Vote activities, leadership development, and redistricting reform.