Sunday, February 28, 2010

Southern Ute Recognized

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

Into Colorado: The Road Tour Continues to Southern Ute and Ute Mountain Ute

We've pulled into Ignacio, Colorado and are staying at the Sky Ute Casino. We'll be up and running at the casino at 11 a.m. tomorrow (Sunday, Feb. 28th) and on Tuesday we're headed to Towaoc to spend time with the Ute Mountain Ute. We'll be at their casino from 11 - 2.

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

February 22: Mud and Snow in Tuba City and Hopi Country

We'd upload pictures, but Internet and cell phone connections are limited in the traditional Hopi Tribal Nation.

"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

February 20, 2010: Glendale, Arizona's Chasing the Sun

It's a Powwow and it's a 10k run. It's beautiful dancing and sunshine. It's everything that someone living in the colder areas of our region would want to attend.

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

February 17th and 18th: San Carlos and White Mountain Apache

So the Tour is in Arizona now. If you're in need of a flashlight, chapstick, or a knit cap, we just stocked War Paint (the current name of the road tour vehicle) with all of those promotional items.

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

February 13, 2010: Mescalero Apache Tribal Community

*** 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


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

February 11, 2010: Zia Pueblo and Santo Domingo

Where will we be? Here's a note from Honor Fisher, the Southern New Mexico Partnership Specialist, who's helping plan the Tribal Road Tour.

"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

February 10, 2010: Ohkay Owingeh

Susie, Eva and the Tribal Road Tour vehicle our at the Ohkay Casino Resort Hotel. They'll be out front and set up at 1pm.

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.

Tribal Road Tour Event Schedule

February 8 – Kickoff and blessing – Denver

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