First Ever Tribal Data Practices Survey Launched at NCAI Convention

NCAI Data Survey Team
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The National Congress of American Indians launched a Tribal Data Practices Survey at its 73rd Annual Convention and Marketplace in Phoenix Arizona October 9-14. USIDSN co-founder Desi Rodriguez-Lonebear is leading the survey project, and it is managed by NCAI Policy Research Director and USIDSN Advisory Council Member Dr. Malia Villegas. The survey seeks to understand what types of data or information tribes currently use; how tribes access, collect, manage, and report these data; and what types of data they need. The goal is to utilize the survey findings to build data capability in Indian Country. Over 200 surveys have been collected so far representing more than 100 tribes. Survey responses will be collected through the end of the year.