Enwe: make your voice heard
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi is conducting a tribal census of all Pokagon households throughout the world. This will provide up-to-date information that the Band can use to better serve the citizenship. Band leadership wants to prioritize citizen’s needs and concerns in strategic planning, program design, and grant applications with accurate and up-to-date information on Pokagon households.
The census will be available to all households of a Pokagon citizen in an online or mailed paper form beginning mid-December. Through the survey, you are representing your community and its needs. The data collected will not only replace and update information Pokagon has about its citizens, but will also collect information specifically targeted to help tribal programs make more informed decisions and strengthen tribal grant applications.
As noted above, questionnaires will be delivered using the following method:
Online You can access the survey here by logging in below and clicking the Census link on this page using your tribal ID. Your tribal ID ensures that no one else can complete the form for you and it lets us know when your household has completed the Census.
Mailed Paper A paper form will also be sent to all Pokagon households. You will receive the paper form a few days after the online form is launched. If you choose to fill out the paper form and mail it in, please complete and return the questionnaire as soon as you receive it (and encourage others to do the same!) This will enable the Band to start compiling the data as soon as possible.
Reminder If we haven’t received a response close to the deadline, we will follow up with a phone call to encourage your household to participate in this crucial project.
Your answers will remain anonymous and won’t be linked back to you or your residence.
Why should you complete this survey?
- It will help the Band assess the needs of its citizens
- It will inform Band leaders as they decide how to use resources and plan for the future
- It will strengthen applications for new tribal funding
- It will support the Band's’ sovereignty
As an added bonus: every household that completes the survey will receive a generous token of appreciation, as well as entry into the Census prize drawing
What topic areas will the survey include?
- Your priorities for the tribe
- Household income
- Rent or mortgage costs
- Number of people living in your home
- Employment, industry, and interest in job training
- Child and eldercare
- Use of community, health and/or youth services
- Culture and language
Thank you for participating in the Census. We appreciate your help in making this project a success!
The online census is not yet available. Please check back mid-January, then login below to access.