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OP/ED: Government Census Numbers on Indian Population Way Off Target

The United States Census recently assessed that the Native population in America has grown a staggering 39 percent in the past decade.

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3/28/2014

article Accuracy Is Victory: NAIHC and Census Bureau to Improve Tribal Data
(Washington D.C.) -- A memorandum of understanding was signed February 26 by National American Indian Housing Council (NAIHC) Chairwoman Cheryl Causley and Census Bureau...

2/24/2014

press release Census Bureau and National American Indian Housing Council to Sign Memorandum of Understanding
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Census Bureau and the National American Indian Housing Council will sign a memorandum of understanding on Feb. 26 to help increase the...

12/23/2013

article California has nation's largest Native American population
(California) -- They may comprise less than 1 percent of California's 38 million residents, but the state — perhaps surprisingly to many — has the nation...

12/20/2013

article TRAHANT: No Accounting: Lies, Damn Lies and Indian Country's Census Numbers
(Washington D.C.) -- Quick questions: What’s the unemployment rate in Indian country? What’s the total number of high-school age American Indians and Alaska...

11/18/2013

article Project looking at Native Americans in Bismarck
(North Dakota) -- A Bismarck woman has set out to learn more about Bismarck-Mandan’s native population. Cheryl Kary said she saw a need for hard data on the...

11/14/2013

article 21 Statistics From the Census Bureau for Heritage Month
(Washington D.C.) -- To celebrate Native American Heritage Month, the U.S. Census Bureau released the following statistics for American Indians and Alaska Natives: 5.2...

11/3/2013

article Free census records help find Penobscots, Mi’kmaqs
(Maine) -- Eight years ago, I started off a column about Native American genealogy by recalling the time I took four young boys to Indian Island to see the gravestone of...

10/25/2013

article Mexican-American Indians now make up the fourth largest tribal group in the United States
(Texas) -- Mexican-American Indians now make up the fourth largest tribal group in the United States, following the Cherokee, Navajo, and Choctaw, according to the US...

10/9/2013

article Northern Cheyenne Making the US Census Work for Tribes
(Washington D.C.) -- Desi Small-Rodriguez, Northern Cheyenne, was one of two American Indians and 10 new members selected to serve on the US Census Bureau’s...

8/24/2013

article BOOK REVIEW: 'Native Americans': More Americans are Dropping Census Bureau Ethnic Designations in Favor of Just Plain 'American'
(West Virginia) -- Encounter Books has published two books that attempt to define what makes Americans American. I'm reviewing the shorter one first, "Native...
article Ex-Census Director Kenneth Prewitt Tears Racial Categories Apart
(New York) -- The debate over how to classify Latinos and other ethnic groups for Census purposes has wandered into nonsensical territory, former Census Director Kenneth...

8/23/2013

article Citizen Potawatomi Nation conducting census
(Oklahoma) -- An Oklahoma-based American Indian tribe is conducting a census of its members to help in emergency response efforts. The Citizen Potawatomi Nation is...

8/22/2013

article OP/ED: Fix the Census’ Archaic Racial Categories
(New York) -- STARTING in 1790, and every 10 years since, the census has sorted the American population into distinct racial groups. Remarkably, a discredited relic of...

8/20/2013

article OK-based tribe conducting census of members
(Oklahoma) -- An Oklahoma-based American Indian tribe is conducting a census of its members to help in emergency response efforts.

7/16/2013

article Meeting to discuss American Indian population
(North Dakota) -- An initial meeting is being held Thursday to discuss a research project regarding the American Indian population in the Bismarck-Mandan community.

6/28/2013

article Two American Indians Named to US Census National Advisory Committee
(Washington D.C.) -- The US Census Bureau Wednesday announced 10 new members of its National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations. Among the ten...

6/10/2013

article If only American Indians made the NSA heat map
(USA) -- The 21st century is a world where data — bits of information about what we do, what we say and how we spend money — has become as important as the...

5/8/2013

article Manitoba's aboriginal population continues to grow
(Manitoba) -- Manitoba continues to have the highest percentage of aboriginal people among Canada's provinces, and it's a growing and youthful segment of the...
article The Aboriginal population: younger and more troubled
(Ottawa) -- The dry data of the National Household Survey paints a grim picture of the challenges facing Canada’s First Nations youth. But what, if anything, can...

2/18/2013

article Three Affiliated Tribes to hold census
(North Dakota) -- The Three Affiliated Tribes will conduct a census of Fort Berthold Reservation beginning this month and lasting through March 30.

1/30/2013

article American Indian farmers increase on Census
(Washington D.C.) -- American Indian farmers and ranchers now have an opportunity to participate in the Census of Agriculture, which is conducted by the National...

1/13/2013

article USDA: American Indian Farmers and Ranchers Need to Stand Up and Be Counted
(Montana) -- The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service released the following notice urging Native farmers and...

12/13/2012

press release Census Bureau News -- Census Bureau Releases 2010 Census American Indian and Alaska Native Summary File
(Washington D.C.) -- Today the U.S. Census Bureau released the 2010 Census American Indian and Alaska Native Summary File. This summary file provides statistics for the...

10/29/2012

article Native Sun News: Crow Creek Sioux man gets on Census panel
(South Dakota) -- On Oct. 12, Donald Loudner, an enrolled member of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, was once again named to the U.S. Census Bureau’s National Advisory...

5/22/2012

press release Census Bureau Releases Estimates of Undercount and Overcount in the 2010 Census
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Census Bureau released today results from its post-enumeration survey, providing a measure of the accuracy of the 2010 Census. The results...
article Government: 2010 census was mostly accurate but still disproportionately missed minorities
(Washington D.C.) -- The 2010 census missed more than 1.5 million minorities after struggling to count black Americans, Hispanics, renters and young men, but was mostly...

5/20/2012

article Oklahoma Native American Population Grows in 2011
(Oklahoma) -- U.S. Census Bureau estimates show the Native American population in Oklahoma increased from 8.6 percent in 2010 to 8.9 percent in 2011, reported the...

5/17/2012

article American Indian population grows to 6.3M
(USA) -- There were over 6.3 million American Indian/Alaska Natives in the United States in 2011 according to a U.S. Census report released on Thursday, May 17. That...

5/16/2012

article Whites Account for Under Half of Births in U.S.
(Washington D.C.) -- After years of speculation, estimates and projections, the Census Bureau has made it official: White births are no longer a majority in the United...

4/13/2012

article Tribal citizenship number skewed
(Oklahoma) -- As of April 10, there were 315,698 citizens enrolled in the Cherokee Nation, making it the largest American Indian tribe in the country.

3/23/2012

article Indian life expectancy rises significantly, census data shows
(South Dakota) -- Newly released census data shows male life expectancy in Shannon County is now more than 71 years, compared to five years ago when life expectancy for...

3/14/2012

article SD Indian population younger than other groups
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota's American Indian population is younger than the state's overall population, a trend that has implications for the provision of...

2/21/2012

article Census shows increase in Cherokee respondents
(Oklahoma) -- According to a Jan. 25 U.S. Census release, people claiming Cherokee lineage on their Census forms increased by more than 89,000 to 819,105 since the 2000...

2/13/2012

article Forest fires blocked census on First Nations
(Ontario) -- The latest census results for northwestern Ontario are incomplete. Statistics Canada said 13 remote First Nations aren't represented in its report...
article Reserve population grew 16%, census says
(Saskatchewan) -- Saskatchewan's First Nations reserves saw a big population jump over the last five years, according to the 2011 federal census.

2/11/2012

article OP/ED: Government Census Numbers on Indian Population Way Off Target
(USA) -- The United States Census recently assessed that the Native population in America has grown a staggering 39 percent in the past decade.

2/9/2012

article Growth of Northwest Tribes Outpaces General Population
(Washington) -- Membership in Northwest tribes has grown faster than the general population, reports Northwest News Network. This growth has strained some tribes and...

2/1/2012

article Census: Few among Arizona's tribes claimed to be multiracial
(Washington D.C.) -- The number of American Indians who claimed to be multiracial jumped sharply over the last decade, but not so much in Arizona, the Census Bureau...

1/30/2012

article American Indian population grows in US
(Michigan) -- When filling out her next census form, Jessica Rivard would fill in the bubble to identify herself as an American Indian in the race category.

1/27/2012

press release 2010 Census Shows Nearly Half of American Indians and Alaska Natives Report Multiple Races
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Census Bureau today released a 2010 Census brief, The American Indian and Alaska Native Population: 2010, [PDF] that shows almost half (44...
article BLOG: Complicating the 2010 US Census Native Data
(Massachusetts) -- Back in 2010 when the census came in the mail, I remember sitting with my roommate at the kitchen table filling out our forms together, laughing and...
article Census Finds Claims Of Tribal Heritage Jump Dramatically
(Washington) -- The number of people claiming tribal heritage increased dramatically in the Northwest over the past decade. The number of residents who identify as...

1/26/2012

article Census: Native count jumps by 27 percent
(Arizona) -- America's Native population climbed by nearly a third between 2000 and 2010, surprising U.S. Census Bureau data analysts and delighting managers of...

1/25/2012

article Census data shows more American Indians, Alaska Natives identifying with multiple races
(Arizona) -- Almost half of American Indians and Alaska Natives identify with multiple races, representing a group that grew by 39 percent over a decade, according to U....

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