TIGER/Line Shapefile, 2014, Series Information File for the Current American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian Areas National (AIANNH) National Shapefile

Metadata Language: eng
Resource Type: Dataset
Responsible Party:
Metadata Date: 2014-06-01
Metadata Standard Name: ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata
Metadata Standard Version: 2009-02-15
Data Identification
Abstract: The American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian (AIANNH) Areas Shapefile includes the following legal entities: federally recognized American Indian reservations and off-reservation trust land areas, state-recognized American Indian reservations, and Hawaiian home lands (HHLs). The statistical entities included are Alaska Native village statistical areas (ANVSAs), Oklahoma tribal statistical areas (OTSAs), tribal designated statistical areas (TDSAs), and state designated tribal statistical areas (SDTSAs). Joint use areas are also included in this shapefile refer to areas that are administered jointly and/or claimed by two or more American Indian tribes. The Census Bureau designates both legal and statistical joint use areas as unique geographic entities for the purpose of presenting statistical data. Note that tribal subdivisions and Alaska Native Regional Corporations (ANRCs) are additional types of American Indian/Alaska Native areas stored by the Census Bureau, but are displayed in separate shapefiles because of how they fall within the Census Bureau's geographic hierarchy. The State of Hawaii's Office of Hawaiian Home Lands provides the legal boundaries for the HHLs. The boundaries for ANVSAs, OTSAs, and TDSAs were delineated for the 2010 Census through the Tribal Statistical Areas Program (TSAP) by participants from the federally recognized tribal governments. The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) within the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) provides the list of federally recognized tribes and only provides legal boundary information when the tribes need supporting records, if a boundary is based on treaty or another document that is historical or open to legal interpretation, or when another tribal, state, or local government challenges the depiction of a reservation or off-reservation trust land. The boundaries for federally recognized American Indian reservations and off-reservation trust lands are as of January 1, 2013, as reported by the federally recognized tribal governments through the Census Bureau's Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS). The boundaries for state-recognized American Indian reservations and for SDTSAs were delineated by a state governor-appointed liaisons for the 2010 Census through the State American Indian Reservation Program and TSAP respectively.
Purpose: In order for others to use the information in the Census MAF/TIGER database in a geographic information system (GIS) or for other geographic applications, the Census Bureau releases to the public extracts of the database in the form of TIGER/Line Shapefiles.
Language: eng
Title: TIGER/Line Shapefile, 2014, Series Information File for the Current American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian Areas National (AIANNH) National Shapefile
Alternate Title: National Geospatial Data Asset (NGDA) Current American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian (AIANNH) Homeland Areas
Date: 2014
Date Type: Publication Date
Edition: 2014
Point Of Contact:
Representation Type: Vector
Topic Category: Administrative and Political Boundaries
Keyword Collection:
Keyword: Nation
Keyword: Polygon
Keyword: American Indian Area
Keyword: AIA
Keyword: Alaska Native Area
Keyword: ANA
Keyword: Native Hawaiian Area
Keyword: Hawaiian Home Land
Keyword: Boundaries
Associated Thesaurus: None
Keyword: U.S.
Associated Thesaurus: ANSI INCITS 38:2009 (Formerly FIPS 5-2), ANSI INCITS 31:2009 (Formerly FIPS 6-4),ANSI INCITS 454:2009 (Formerly FIPS 8-6), ANSI INCITS 455:2009(Formerly FIPS 9-1), ANSI INCITS 446:2008 (Geographic Names Information System (GNIS))
Keyword: Governmental Units and Administrative and Statistical Boundaries Theme
Keyword: National Geospatial Data Asset
Keyword: NGDA
Associated Thesaurus: NGDA Portfolio Themes
Spatial Extent:
West Bounding Longitude: -179.231086
East Bounding Longitude: 179.859681
North Bounding Latitude: 71.441059
South Bounding Latitude: -14.601813
Legal Constraints:
Access Constraints: Other Restrictions
Use Constraints: Other Restrictions
Other Constraints: Access Constraints: None
Distribution Format:
Format Name: TGRSHP(compressed)
Format Version:
File Decompression Technique: PK-ZIP, version 1.93 A or higher
Transfer Options:
URL: http://www2.census.gov/geo/tiger/TIGER2014/AIANNH
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