State of American Indian/Alaska Native Children and Families, Part 1: How Is the American Indian/Alaska Native Child Population Defined?

Nov 22, 2022
  • Description

The State of American Indian and Alaska Native Children and Families Report is a six-part series of data briefs that presents current data on American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) child and family well-being. Each data brief covers an aspect of well-being data, including economic indicators, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), child welfare system involvement, mortality rates and causes, and behavioral health and substance use. These data briefs are followed by a set of proposed questions for future directions in policy, practice, and research. This report is funded by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.

Part one explores the complexities of defining a population with a unique political status in the U.S. and its implications for data collection and meaningful available data about this population.