Problems On Reservations

315 views
235 views

Published on

Published in: Technology, Health & Medicine
0 Comments
1 Like
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total views
315
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
12
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
6
Comments
0
Likes
1
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Problems On Reservations

  1. 1. Native American Reservations Today<br />
  2. 2.
  3. 3.
  4. 4.
  5. 5. Mortality<br />Lakotah men have a life expectancy of less than 44 years, lowest of any country in the World (excluding AIDS) including Haiti.<br />Lakotah death rate is the highest in the United States.<br />The Lakotah infant mortality rate is 300% more than the U.S. Average.<br />One out of every four Lakotah children born are fostered or adopted out to non-Indian homes.<br />Diseases such as tuberculosis, polio, etc. are present. Cancer is now at epidemic proportions!<br />Teenage suicide rate is 150% higher than the U.S national average for this group.<br />
  6. 6. Poverty<br />Median income is approximately $2,600 to $3,500 per year.<br />97% of Lakotah people live below the poverty line.<br />Many families cannot afford heating oil, wood or propane and many residents use ovens to heat their homes.<br />
  7. 7. Housing<br />Elderly die each winter from hypothermia (freezing).<br />1/3 of the homes lack basic clean water and sewage while 40% lack electricity.<br />60% of Reservation families have no telephone.<br />60% of housing is infected with potentially fatal black molds.<br />There is an estimated average of 17 people living in each family home (many only have two to three rooms). <br />Some homes, built for 6 to 8 people, have up to 30 people living in them.<br />
  8. 8. Alcoholism and Drugs<br />More than half the Reservation’s adults battle addiction and disease.<br />Alcoholism affects 9 in 10 families.<br />Two known meth-amphetamine labs allowed to continue operation. <br />
  9. 9. Threatened Culture<br />Only 14% of the Lakotah population can speak the Lakotah language.<br />The language is not being shared inter-generationally. Today, the average age of a fluent Lakotah speaker is 65 years.<br />Our Lakotah language is an Endangered Language, on the verge of extinction.<br />The Lakotah language is not allowed to be taught in the U.S. Government schools.<br />

×