Southern Ute Indian Tribe responds to Census 2020 preparation

Census 2020

Every ten years communities across the nation are asked to do one of the easiest, safest, and most important things: fill out census forms. While it may not sound exciting or glamorous, census data in our nations’ communities grant us access to federal money and determines how billions of dollars are distributed annually for health clinics, after-school activities, emergency services, and hundreds of other programs.

The 10 minutes that it takes to fill out your census form will determine what happens in our community over the next ten years. Help our future generations by answering a few simple questions. And don’t worry, your personal information will be protected and remain private.

Everyone living in your household on April 1st needs to be counted as part of the 2020 Census.

Be legendary. Be counted.

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe is currently organizing the tribal plans to ensure that everyone is counted in Census 2020. The Tribe plans to capitalize on the technological advancements made and the methods used to record this data. It is important that everyone in our Country be counted. Accurate population translates to government representation, the number of seats in Congress, and the amount of federal funding available for states, counties, tribal communities.

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe wants to make certain that the Census 2020 data is as accurate as possible to positively impact housing, education, transportation, employment, health care, and public policy; benefitting the tribe and the tribal membership. Technology brings both advantages and disadvantages, and the tribe is looking to identify possible concerns and kinks to be worked out with the online method, as we look forward to assisting our tribal membership in filling out their Census using the various methods made available to them.

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