Census Bureau Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS) Informational Webinar

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This webinar will discuss the Census Bureau's BAS as related to Tribal Governments. Below is a brief description of the BAS.
The U.S. Census Bureau conducts the Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS) to update our records
regarding changes to legal boundaries, names, and governmental status for federally recognized
American Indian reservations, off-reservation trust land, and tribal subdivisions within the United States
effective on or before January 1 of the survey year. This voluntary survey is an important opportunity
for you to ensure that we have your correct boundary and legal name. The Census Bureau will use the
boundary information you provide to report data from the American Community Survey (ACS) and other
Census programs and surveys.
In recognition of tribal sovereignty, the Census Bureau asks tribes directly about their boundaries. It is
important for your tribe to review Census Bureau boundaries because other government agencies use
Census Bureau boundaries and population data for programs and funding.
The 2015 BAS will only have digital materials available for download and update. The Census Bureau is
not creating paper maps or shipping materials to reduce the cost of BAS. This reduction is in lieu of
suspending BAS for a second consecutive year.