To ensure a complete and accurate count of all Alaskans help ARA, Alaska Counts, and others spread the word about the importance of the 2020 Census
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The Census affects everyone in our communities
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It’s Important To Be Counted
It is important for Alaska Native people to be counted in the decennial census
Alaska Native households have historically been undercounted in the past and are at risk of being undercounted again
Many programs that benefit the Alaska Native community are funded based on census driven data
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When And How Will Alaskans
There are four ways Alaskans will be counted
The way in which you will be counted depends on where you live and the mechanisms in place to support the count
January 21, 2020
The Census began in Toksook Bay, Alaska
Update Enumerate areas are counted in a similar way to Remote Alaska areas, except no village leader validates the count. When no one answers the door, the census taker does not follow up a second time, but seeks information from a neighbor or other proxy. In Alaska, Update Enumerate is used in Southeast Alaska, Kodiak Island, and parts of the Aleutians.
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Tribal Affiliation Question
Filling in the race and tribal affiliation question correctly is important as it could impact the amount of federal funds available to tribes and tribal programs
The image above shows where you need to write your federally recognized tribe
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The Census Questionnaire asks for your race – for Alaska Native and Native American people it is important that you select your race, and that you also write in the federally recognized tribe you are affiliated with.
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