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Groups push to get more Native Americans to complete Census

Posted at 7:06 AM, Aug 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-26 13:01:21-04

According to the Phoenix Indian Center, nearly two-thirds of Native Americans across the U.S. have not yet completed the 2020 Census.

Patti Hibbeler, the CEO of the Phoenix Indian Center, says that's for a number of reasons -- one of them is limited access to internet and broadband.

The Phoenix Indian Center is launching a major push to get more tribal communities to finish the Census, including billboards, social media posts, and newsletters -- all to make sure Native Americans get counted accurately and their communities get the vital resources they needed.

"We're the invisible population," explains Hibbeler. "We're here but we're not on records counted as individuals are in other areas. It's so important to get counted so we're not invisible in many of those mechanisms the Census is used for."

The deadline to complete the Census is Sept. 30.

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