Research

Census Participation Evaluation Report

During the months of June-December 2018, CNVP collected approximately 500 surveys in Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties and conducted 3 focus groups in those counties about the Census.

Below are the aims of the evaluation report:

  1. Determine what Native American populations in Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties know about the census, potential barriers to their participation, assessment of comfort level with technology, likelihood of responding, how they will answer race/ethnicity and possible citizenship questions, what contact methods are best for different segments of the population, and what messages resonate most.

  2. Better understanding of how Native American populations interact with online and digital technologies, including testing ways that technology can be used to help Get Out the Count in 2020.

CA Native Power Building Report

The California Native Vote Project, the California Consortium of Urban Indian Health, the American Indian Studies Center at UCLA and Advancement Project California (APCA) are collaborating to produce a report on the State of Power Building in Native Communities in California, to be developed and disseminated in 2020.

The report is intended to describe the current socio-economic status of Native Americans living in California, across seven indicators ranging from health and education to democracy and justice issues. The data sets are being culled from the county level disparity index produced by AP, within their “Race Counts” initiative. The report will also feature examples of successful power building strategies being led by Native peoples’ throughout the state, through journalistic-style vignettes and/or feature stories.

The goals of the report include: 

  • Defining “Power building” strategies from a Native worldview and perspective. 
  • Utilizing storytelling vignettes to uplift the resilience of Native people, and document the effective community organizing and policy advocacy being led by Native communities across the state. 
  • Providing visibility and greater understanding of Native issues in the state of California to non-Native partners and allies. 
  • Educating the philanthropic and nonprofit communities with a statewide snapshot of the health and well-being of Native communities in California and the historical factors that gave rise to the inequities Native people face in the state today.

Reports from our partners:

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