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The American Indian Policy Institute (AIPI) at ASU collaborated in 2012 and 2013 on the Tribal Indicators Project to carefully analyze and better understand the applied uses of U.S. Census data with American Indian Studies and the Center for Population Dynamics.
The Census/ACS Analysis project was a collaboration between the ASU American Indian Policy Institute (AIPI), the Center for Population Dynamics (CePoD), American Indian Studies (AIS) and tribal stakeholders to research and analyze population data concerning American Indians. The goal of the collaboration is to gather and analyze this important but poorly understood data, present the information and increase the capacity of Indian Country by providing apprenticeships for students and training for tribal staff.
The ASU American Indian Policy Institute (AIPI) initiated a Tribal Indicators Project at the request of tribal leaders and managers who asked for innovative tools to assist them in determining long-term goals for sustaining their communities. Tribes are also looking at ways to measure progress towards goals to assist with governmental decision-making. An essential element of this effort is for tribal governments to have meaningful and accurate data.