According to the 2010 census, 78% of Native Americans (American Indian and/or Alaska Native) live off tribal lands. American Indians and Alaskan Natives make up the largest undercount of any race in the United States at nearly 5%. As the original people of this land, these numbers are unacceptable and manifest themselves in profound ways in our community.
The City of Albuquerque ranks sixth in the U.S. for a city that has highest percentage of Native Americans and has as many as 400 tribes represented. A recent Point-in-Time Count by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development estimates that as much as 44% of the homeless population in Albuquerque are Native American.
The Albuquerque Urban Native Complete Count Committee (AUNCCC) was formed in November 2019 to address the issue of hard-to-count Urban Native people residing in the City of Albuquerque. The committee consists of representatives from various sectors, including nonprofit, government, education, health, homeless/transient, and business sectors.
Please see the Calendar to find out when the AUNCC meets.