Identification in a time of invisibility for American Indians and Alaska Natives in the United States

Michele Connolly, Mehgan Gallagher, Felicia Hodge, Mary Cwik, Victoria O'Keefe, Bette Jacobs, Amy Adler

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This paper contains an examination of how we identify and describe American Indians and Alaska Natives (AIAN) people, present what we know and discuss how we can develop measures to better improve policies and programs that affect the AIAN people and improve their lives. Specifically, this paper consists what we know about health and socio-demographic characteristics profiles and discussions of current and emerging issues. This paper was written almost entirely by Indigenous people and is an attempt to present research by us, rather than for us or to us.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-89
Number of pages19
JournalStatistical Journal of the IAOS
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019



  • American Indian Alaska Native
  • identification
  • Indigenous
  • invisibility
  • statistics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty

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