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American Indian or Alaska Native Updated Element

Alternate Name

Race American Indian or Alaska Native


A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains cultural identification through tribal affiliation or community attachment.

Usage Notes

K12: Use cases support Yes and No as options.

- Use cases support Yes and Not Selected as options
- As defined in IPEDS

Option Set
Not selectedNotSelected
Related Domains, Entities and Categories

Adult Education -> AE Student -> Demographic 
Career and Technical -> CTE Student -> Demographic 
Early Learning -> EL Child -> Demographic 
Early Learning -> EL Staff -> Demographic 
K12 -> K12 Staff -> Demographic 
K12 -> K12 Student -> Demographic 
Postsecondary -> PS Staff -> Demographic 
Postsecondary -> PS Student -> Demographic 
Workforce -> Workforce Program Participant -> Demographic 

Related Topics

Early Learning -> Program Quality 

CEDS Element ID


Element Technical Name



Adding alternative name to make this element discoverable via a search on the CEDS web site using the term race.

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