A new federal task force is examining the crushing effects of violence on American Indian children. Conflicts/Issues: Suicide (more than 3X the national average) Depression Poverty Substance Abuse Unemployment Domestic Violence Sexual Assault
These are the problems you're not hearing enough about. Mass incarceration -"In states with significant Native populations, Native Americans are wildly overrepresented in the criminal justice system. In South Dakota, for example, Native Americans make up 9 percent of the total population, but 29 percent of the prison population. In Alaska, Native people account for 15 percent of the total population and 38 percent of the prison population. And Native Hawaiians are only 10 percent of the state’s population, but 39 percent of the incarcerated population." Poverty Unemployment Dispossession- still having their land taken today Domestic violence and abuse Failing educational system- "Only 51 percent of Native Americans in the class of 2010 graduated high school." Inadequate housing Inadequate health care
Aaron Huey's effort to photograph poverty in America led him to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, where the struggle of the native Lakota people -- appalling, and largely ignored -- compelled him to tell their story through words and photographs. This is a "complete history" and a heartbreaking tragedy set alongside powerful and devastating photographs of the modern day Lakota. Dispossession Violence Poverty Forced migration Unemployment Depression Suicide Housing crisis/homelessness healthcare crisis
7 Native American girls debunk the common misconceptions about their culture. Still haven’t subscribed to Teen Vogue on YouTube? ►► http://bit.ly/tvyoutubesu... Stereotypes, racism and bias Cultural (mis)Appropriation
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights wants to know if living conditions for American Indian and Alaskan Native people has improved over the last decade.
Alexie's struggle with identity revealed through a cartoon illustration