NCAI Policy Research Center , Supporting Indian Country in Shaping it’s Own Future

Tribal Data Capacity

Using Science to Building Tribal Capacity for Data-Intensive Research


The project includes the following activities:

  • Survey of tribal data capacity and practices
  • Review of the time tribes spend on meeting federal reporting requirements
  • Review of the experiences of tribes that received pilot grants to plan and conduct their own censuses  and surveys
  • Review of current tribal and program service populations and geographic service areas
  • Convening stakeholders to discuss tribal data capacity issues at the NCAI Policy Research Center’s Tribal Leader/Scholar Forum and other venues
  • Developing reports on project work with recommendations for improving and encouraging tribal data collection efforts


Pilot Grantees:

  • Kalispel Tribe of Indians
  • Pueblo of Laguna
  • Nez Perce Tribe
  • Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
  • Rocky Mountain Tribal Epidemiology Center