Cowlitz Tribal Census...Online Now!
This census has now begun. Click to see more and to access webpage for information to access the online census or how to get a paper copy sent to you...
The Cowlitz Indian Tribal Census
ü Please complete the Tribal Census Online (click any red text) or request a mailed paper questionnaire
ü Respond between January 26th to February 28th, 2017 to be entered into the prize drawing. (Census forms will continue to be collected after that but will not eligible for prizes.)
ü Raffle Drawing winners will be announced and winners will be contacted in March 2017!
The Cowlitz Indian Tribe is conducting our own Tribal Census and the Census Data Team needs your help. We need tribal citizens to update their contact information (emails, phone numbers, and addresses) with the Enrollment Office. We want to encourage you to respond to the Cowlitz Indian Tribal Census online because that will help save the tribe time and money. Updating your contact information will also help us understand the best way to contact you so we can engage you in the planning process.
Completing the Tribal Census should take an average of 45 minutes to an hour, but may take longer depending on how many people live with you. The head of household should complete the forms and they may need to have certain information on hand:
- enrollment numbers of all Cowlitz Indians in the household,
- information about income of any sort for everyone over age 15, and
- documents related to common household expenses.
There are many other questions on the Census but those should be easily answered with basic knowledge.
After the Tribal Census data has been collected and analyzed, we may conduct some follow-up surveys to determine specific priorities and to better address tribal member needs. Data from the different sections of the Tribal Census will be used to design programs to serve the needs of Cowlitz people.
Just like with the U.S. Census, your responses will be confidential and the data used for planning will not identify people personally. Every household that submits their Tribal Census will be entered into a raffle for prizes.
The census will provide many facts essential to your tribal government for policy-making, planning and administration. It will also result in a database for future follow-up surveys about tribal needs and priorities. Should you have any questions, please contact the Tribal Planner Christine Myers via email or call her at (360) 353-9527. Here is the letter from Chairman Iyall: