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The Supreme Court said the Census Bureau can stop its count of the population, a blow to tribal leaders and local advocates for underrepresented communities who said they would be hit hardest by an undercount.
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An order from the U.S. Supreme Court allows the U.S. Census Bureau to end the 2020 count and stop data collection across the country.
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The National Congress of American Indians, the Native American Rights Fund, and the National Urban Indian Family Coalition condemn the Trump administration’s pursuit of an incomplete 2020 Census.
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“All Indigenous peoples have the right to be counted in the 2020 Census,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.
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The Navajo Nation is working to ensure residents of the reservation stay safe during the pandemic and to increase tribal participation in the 2020 Census.
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The Gila River Indian Community and the Navajo Nation won a court decision extending the Census 2020 through the end of October. But the Trump administration is already appealing.
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The deadline for all U.S. residents to fill out the 2020 Census is approaching fast. Tune into Native America Calling to find out how the Indian Country is being affected.
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“As the first people of this country, we have every right to be counted in the 2020 Census,” said Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez.
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Democrats and Republicans are coming together to ensure Native and rural communities get counted in the 2020 Census.
An accurate Census count is a ‘matter of life and death’ for Indian Country, a prominent tribal leader said.
A federal judge has temporarily blocked a Census Bureau plan to end its counting a month earlier than planned, ruling in a suit joined by the Navajo Nation and Gila River Indian Community.
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The Census has long failed to accurately tally populations in Indian Country. COVID-19 is hampering attempts to fix that.

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After a federal directive to shorten the 2020 Census outreach period jarred the nation, Indian Country organizations redoubled efforts to make sure Native communities are counted amid COVID-19.