Why Native Americans don’t share the government’s optimism about the census

The Census Bureau has touted the non-response follow-up (NRFU) rate as evidence of a good census count. As of Oct. 16, on American Indian and Alaska Native lands, that rate was 99.8%. But advocates are worried the metric belies rushed field operations and severe undercounts in tribal areas.

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This article is part of a reporting effort by The GroundTruth Project on voting rights in America, with support from the Jesse and Betsy Fink Charitable Fund, Solutions Journalism Network and MacArthur Foundation.