Tribal Organizations

Alaska Federation of Natives

Survey of registered Alaska voters about election issues and candidates, including an analysis of regional and demographic differences. The Federation used the study to form campaign strategies.

Cloverdale Rancheria of Pomo Indians

Multi-part study to form a greater understanding of Cloverdale, California residents’ opinions of the urban growth boundary, a potential new casino, and economic development more generally. The project helped the Cloverdale Rancheria tribal venture incorporate local attitudes into their project planning, public relations, and communications efforts.

Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians

Opinion research of tribal members and employees to support the Tribe’s planning and communications. Surveys assessed general perceptions about the Tribe, program awareness, job performance, and individual and household needs. The research provided a baseline for assessing future changes in attitudes and behavior.

Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs economic development study

A combined quantitative and qualitative project to determine tribal members’ views about economic development, community vision and values, internal culture and environment, and tribal governance.
Components included small group discussions, one-on-one interviews with tribal council and administrative leadership, and a survey of tribal members.

First Alaskans Institute

Qualitative research in rural and urban Alaska to validate and elaborate on attitudes about issues affecting Alaska Native education. The research identified key attitudes regarding the quality of education, including barriers to educational success in urban and rural areas and Alaska Native graduates’ readiness for the workplace.

Muckleshoot Indian Tribe

Survey of Washington state voters to assess public opinion about balancing the state budget, as well as tribal and non-tribal gaming establishments.

Sealaska Corporation

Over thirty years of qualitative and quantitative research in Alaska on behalf of Sealaska Corporation. Projects among Native shareholders and Alaska residents have addressed natural resource conservation, renewable energy generation, green logging and fishing practices, the importance of sustainability, and other topics related to local and state business and economics.