Coeur d'Alene Tribe encourages participation on Census
The Coeur d'Alene Tribe of Idaho held a rally to encourage its members to participate in the 2010 Census.

An accurate count helps secure funding for housing, roads, health care and other federal programs. “Standing up and being counted is important,” vice chairman Ernie Stensgar said at the rally, The Spokesman Review reported.

So far, about 65 percent of households on the reservation have participated. Many mailed forms while others received visits from Census workers.

Elsewhere in the Northwest, the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe of Washington reported a 74 percent return rate, the highest among tribes in the state.

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Tribes promote census count (The Spokesman Review 4/15)
Census deadline Friday; region leads state in returns (The Peninsula Daily News 4/15)

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