Sunday, February 28, 2010
Andrea Taylor, Director of Southern Ute Tribal Information Services, and Southern Ute Tribal councilman Alex Cloud receive an award for helping achieve a complete and accurate count of tribal members for the 2010 Census. Karen Wilde, a tribal partnership specialist with the 2010 Census, presents the award. Census questionnaires will arrive in the mail to most city-style street addresses March 15-17, but in many rural areas a census taker will deliver it directly to their door.
Saturday, February 27, 2010
War Paint pilot Susie reports this:
"Be sure Karen tells you about our "shortcut" to Ignacio from Dulce. Thrilling!
It's not yet 6am here at the casino hotel and at 5:15am a false alarm went off! Now that will start your morning with a bang! Smells like someone left the coffee pot on empty."
There's adventure around every corner and we can't wait to report the "shortcut". It could be a valuable lesson of what not to do.
Meanwhile, Southern Ute Tribal Chairman Matthew Box talks about the 2010 Census:
And from our trip to Dulce, NM, Susie says:
"Kudo's to Karen and the folks in the trenches at Dulce. It was Fabulous. Well planned and coordinated.
Young men noticed the vehicle and came in to tell us they thought it was cool. Older adults were seen reading the forms on the vehicle.
I would estimate we talked with and gave handouts to nearly 100 adults and several smiling children. The folks at the market were helpful and friendly and stopped to visit and ask questions also."
Everywhere we go people have been wonderful.
Monday, February 22, 2010
"War Paint" pilot Susie Aikman reports 14 inches of snow and a lot of red mud. The weather was bleak, but according to Aikman, the turn out in both Tuba City and on Hopi lands was fantastic. Much thanks to all the tribal leaders who helped make it happen and to all the people who came out to see the 2010 Census Tribal Road Tour.
Now to the Window Rock Census Office. Beginning at 1pm we'll be set up and ready to party (hey it only happens once every ten years) at the census office in the Navajo Nation Shopping Center, Pad B. That's along AZ State Hwy 264 & Local Highway 12. For all your Google mapping needs click here.
Picture from the website of the DIVISION of NATURAL RESOURCES,
Thursday, February 18, 2010
By the time we get to North Dakota we hope to bring a little warmth with us.
We'll be set up at the Powwow on Saturday the 20th. Next stop: Tuba City and Hopi country.
See when we're coming to your area.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Here, according to census partnership specialist Fred, is what's happening today (Feb 17th) and tomorrow with the tour:
"San Carlos will be in front of Social Svcs Bldging across the street from tribal offices. Hotdogs and pop planned with tribal leader(s) speaking around the noon hour; pretty much the same thing at Whiteriver except event will be hosted in Basha's supermarket parking lot."
where in the heck is that?
Here's White Mountain Apache member J'Shon Lee discussing the importance of being counted by the 2010 Census:
Friday, February 12, 2010
*** 2010 Census Tribal Road Tour Continues its 9100 Mile Journey into Mescalero Apache Tribal Community***
Tribal Chairman and Census Representatives Offer a Simple Message: Be Counted
And FREE STUFF!!!
When and Where: Mescalero Community Center -- Saturday, February 13, 2010 at 10am
Who: Tribal President Mark R. Chino will attend. The Mescalero Apache Dance group will perform.
Why: A complete and accurate 2010 Census means tribal communities empower their voice in government, preserve their cultural heritage, and get their fair share government funds for health care, roads, schools and other important community projects. Also, the 2010 Census will soon begin Update/Enumerate, an operation for most tribal lands where a census taker visits each household to update address lists and collects information on the questionnaire.
How: Just show up.
Wanna join us some time? See the entire road tour schedule here. You can also call me, Jared, at 720 371 7586 for more information.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
"The Zia Pueblo will be hosting the tour in the morning from 8am to 12pm. The governor will be speaking and the schools on the pueblo will be bringing the kids on a field trip to the van. Jemez has been invited as well.
"Santo Domingo will be hosting from 2pm to 6pm. The Governor and the Lt. Governor will be speaking, and the guest will be Cochiti Governor & Lt. Governor, as well as San Felipe Gov. & Lt. Governor."
Former Santo Domingo Governor Everett Chavez talks about the importance of being included in the 2010 Census...
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Learn about job opportunities with the 2010 Census, the importance of being counted and come away with some great free stuff.
Where in the heck is Ohkay Owingeh?
See the full schedule for the tour.
February 10 – 8 N. Pueblo Event
February 11 - Pueblo Cultural Center / Leadership Conf., Albq.
February 13 – Mescalero, NM
February 15 – O’odham Tash
February 17 – San Carlos
February 18 – White Mtn. Apache
February 20 – Glendale Chasing Sun Event
February 22 – Tuba City and Hopi
February 23 – Window Rock - Local Census Office
February 24 – Zuni, NM
February 26 – Shiprock
February 27 – Jicarilla, NM
March 1 – Southern Ute
March 2 – Ute Mountain Ute
March 5 – Uintah and Ouray
March 6 – SLC Urban Event
March 8 – Elko, NV
March 9 – Ely, NV
March 10 – Duckwater, NV
March 12 – Paiute, UT
March 13 – Kaibab, AZ
March 15 – Urban Vegas Event
March 17 – Ft. Mojave
March 18 – Colorado River Indian Tribe
March 22 – ‘UE’ Start at Havasupai and Hualapai
March 24 – Schurz, NV
March 25 – Walker River, NV
March 26 – Event in Carson City, NV
March 27 – Reno Powwow
March 29 –Winnemucca, NV
March 30 – Ft. McDermitt, NV
April 1 – Missoula and Flathead, MT
April 2 –Blackfeet Event
April 3 –Great Falls, MT - Urban Event
April 5 – Rocky Boys and Ft. Belknap
April 6 - Ft. Peck, ND
April 8 – Ft. Berthold, ND
April 9 – Turtle Mountain, ND
April 10 – Spirit Lake, ND
April 12 – Bismarck Urban Event
April 13 – Standing Rock, SD
April 14 – Cheyenne River, SD
April 15 – Crow Creek and Lower Brule
April 16 – Yankton and Santee
April 17 – Winnebago and Omaha Tribes, NE
April 19 – Omaha Urban and Lincoln, NE
April 21 – Rosebud, SD
April 22 – Pine Ridge, SD
April 24 – Rapid City Urban Event
April 26 – Crow, MT
April 27 – N. Cheyenne, MT
April 29 – Wind River, WY