Release: Billy Mills Calls for Native American Communities to Be Counted, Reinstate 2020 Census Deadline

Billy Mills Calls for Native American Communities to Be Counted, Reinstate 2020 Census Deadline Running Strong for American Indian Youth delivers 2,027 signatures to Senate leadership to reinstate Census deadline extension WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Olympic Gold Medalist and Running…

Billy Mills: “Native people will not be undercounted in the 2020 U.S. Census. The time is now!”

Dear Supporter of Running Strong for American Indian Youth®, With the knowledge that Native Americans have been traditionally severely undercounted in past decades in the U.S. Census due to a variety of reasons, in January (which today seems so long…
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Beat The Drum. Be Counted! Find Out the Latest about our Census Campaign

The Census makes a huge impact on people’s lives. In the 2010 Census, Native Americans were under counted by about 4.9 percent — that’s more than double the undercount rate of the next closest group. This inaccuracy meant that Indian…
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Running Strong for American Indian Youth Launches Major Push for 2020 Census

Beat the Drum. Be Counted! You have read about the challenges faced by so many on Native reservations.  You have supported programs to help Native children and their families, and built sustainable programs that will help communities for generations. So…

The Poverty Cycle

Contrary to what many people believe, most tribes are not wealthy from gaming. Two of the five poorest of the United States’ 3,142 counties are located on Indian Reservations. (U.S. Census Bureau, 2012). Many American Indian communities are impoverished, with…

Despite social distancing, Native American families will still be counted this year

Thanks to the supporters of Running Strong for American Indian Youth, thousands of Native Americans throughout Indian Country are prepared to overturn undercounting in the 2020 U.S. Census. For the past several weeks, U.S. Census forms have been mailed out…

Our Purpose

Running Strong’s involvement reaches far and wide. With our longstanding partnerships in Indian Country, we work to create sustainable change in Native communities. Our focus areas include safe housing, basic needs, culture and language preservation, emergency assistance programs, organic gardens…