• Senators Call for Full Count of the Native Population

    Friday, August 10, 2018
    In a recent letter to the Secretary of Commerce, a bipartisan group of United States Senators called on the Census Bureau to insure a full count of the American Indian and Alaska Native population. The Census Bureau is part of the Commerce Department. Senators Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota expressed their "deep concern" over the Bureau's preparations for the count of tribal communities across the nation in 2020. The letter pointed out that "tribal communities present unique and challenging characteristics that require additional effort,... Read More
  • President Nominates Census Bureau Director

    Friday, August 3, 2018
    Norm DeWeaver issues occasional newsletters on American Indian and Alaska Native issues in Census Bureau operations and data. The current feature story discusses the nomination of a Director for the Census Bureau. That post has been vacant for over a year. A second story provides further background to the possible effects of the addition of a question on citizenship to the AI/AN count in the 2020 Census.
  • USIDSN at NCAI Mid Year 2018

    Tuesday, April 10, 2018
    The USIDSN is excited to announce that we'll be hosting, "Roundtable: The Governance of Indigenous Data – Generating a Framework and Principles" at the National Congress of American Indians 2018 Mid Year Conference in Kansas City, MO on Sunday, June 3, 2018. This session will provide a forum for discussion of principles for the governance of indigenous data. Co-facilitators include: Dr. Stephanie Carroll Rainie (Ahtna Athabascan) @scbegonias Abigail Echo-Hawk (Kitkehahki band of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma) @Echohawkd3 Michele Suina (Cochiti Pueblo) @msuina1 Councilman Joe Garcia (Ohkay Owin... Read More

    Tuesday, April 10, 2018
    We're excited to announce that we'll be presenting "Data Sovereignty: How Scientists and Researchers Can Empower Indigenous Data Governance" during the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Region 3 Conference at the University of Arizona on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 10:30 am in the Presidio Room.  Click here for more information on National AISES  Click here for more information on The University of Arizona AISES Chapter  Download the agenda below
  • American Indian Government Employees and Indigenous Data Sovereignty

    Monday, August 28, 2017
    On June 7, 2017, NNI Associate Director Stephanie Carroll Rainie and Research Specialist Andrew Martinez presented “Indigenous Data Sovereignty: Opportunities for Tribal/Federal Collaboration” at the Society of American Indian Government Employees "Standing Together" conference held at the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation’s We Ko Pa Resort and Conference Center in Scottsdale, Arizona. Session attendees included a mix of federal and tribal government employees. Rainie’s and Martinez’s interactive presentation featured discussions about Indigenous data sovereignty in action today, the importance of... Read More