ITCA Census 2020 Essay Contest

The Census 2020 will affect resources and representation in tribal communities across the United States for the next ten years. The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona (ITCA) is 100% committed to ensuring a full and accurate count for tribal communities in Arizona. This year we are asking American Indian/Alaska Native students who attend a high school, college, or university in Arizona to initial and commit to the official ITCA Census 2020 Pledge Card and answer the following question in 500 words or less:

Why is participating in the Census 2020 important to you?

ITCA Essay Contest with 2020 Census Pledge

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Native Vote: Broadening the Perspective

March 1, 2019 We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center

On March 1st, 2019, the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona held the “Native Vote: Broadening the Perspective” event, a review and workshop of the 2018 General Election for counties and tribes.

During the 2018 General Election, ITCA, Tribal Leaders, local county offices, and other local organizations, worked together on efforts to increase voter participation – most especially within tribal communities.

The workshop provided an opportunity for tribes and counties to discuss the 2018 election results, identify best practices, and brainstorm ways to address challenges in future elections. The program included an overview of ITCA’s Native Vote efforts during the 2018 mid-term election, data pertaining to election results from native voters in Arizona, a look at how the Native Vote is impacted nation-wide, a briefing on reported incidents related to election protection, information on language assistance in accordance with Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act, and best practices from the perspective of both counties and tribes.


ITCA Native Vote Campaign
Inter Tribal Council of Arizona
Alexander Castillo-Nunez, Native Vote Specialist

Native Vote Election Arizona Results
One Arizona
Fred Oaxaca, Data Manager
Chris Brill

Native Vote National Comparisons
All Voting is Local
Alex Gulotta, Arizona State Director
Megan Gall, National Data Director

Election Protection Recap
Voting Rights Act, Section 203 Best Practices
Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
Patty Ferguson-Bohnee, Clinical Professor of Law & Indian Legal Clinic Director

Get-Out-The-Vote! Tribe Best Practices
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
Angela Willeford, Intergovernmental Relations Project Manager

County Best Practices
Navajo County
Rayleen Richards, Election Director
Doris Clark, County Recorder

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