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Genocidal Results of the Failed American Indian Policies of the United States Government:

Society & Culture  (tags: American Indians, Native Americans, Lakota Indians, Pine Ridge Resevation, Charity, culture, society, children, ethics, humans, government, politics, rights )

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The U.S. Campaign to solve the "Indian problem" (they have the land and the whites want it) continues today! Through the intentionally inept policies of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and various ......

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kat y (400)
Wednesday November 25, 2009, 9:56 am

Lakotah men have a life expectancy of less than 44 years, lowest of any country in the World (excluding AIDS) including Haiti.
Lakotah death rate is the highest in the United States.
The Lakotah infant mortality rate is 300% more than the U.S. Average.
One out of every four Lakotah children born are fostered or adopted out to non-Indian homes.
Diseases such as tuberculosis, polio, etc. are present. Cancer is now at epidemic proportions!
Teenage suicide rate is 150% higher than the U.S national average for this group.

The Tuberculosis rate on Lakotah reservations is approx. 800% higher than the U.S national average.
Cervical cancer is 500% higher than the U.S national average.
The rate of diabetes is 800% higher than the U.S national average.
Federal Commodity Food Program provides high sugar foods that kill Native people through diabetes and heart disease.

Median income is approximately $2,600 to $3,500 per year.
97% of our Lakotah people live below the poverty line.
Many families cannot afford heating oil, wood or propane and many residents use ovens to heat their homes.

Unemployment rates on our reservations are 80% or higher.
Government funding for job creation is lost through cronyism and corruption.

Elderly die each winter from hypothermia (freezing).
1/3 of the homes lack basic clean water and sewage while 40% lack electricity.
60% of Reservation families have no telephone.
60% of housing is infected with potentially fatal black molds.
There is an estimated average of 17 people living in each family home (many only have two to three rooms). Some homes, built for 6 to 8 people, have up to 30 people living in them.

More than half the Reservationís adults battle addiction and disease.
Alcoholism affects 9 in 10 families.
Two known meth-amphetamine labs allowed to continue operation. Why?

Indian children incarceration rate 40% higher than whites.
In South Dakota, 21 percent of state prisoners are American Indians, yet they only make up 2% of the population.
Indians have the second largest state prison incarceration rate in the nation.
Most Indians live on federal reservations. Less than 2% of Indians live where the state has jurisdiction!

Only 14% of the Lakotah population can speak the Lakotah language.
The language is not being shared inter-generationally. Today, the average age of a fluent Lakotah speaker is 65 years.
Our Lakotah language is an Endangered Language, on the verge of extinction.
Our Lakotah language is not allowed to be taught in the U.S. Government schools.


kat y (400)
Wednesday November 25, 2009, 9:57 am

kat y (400)
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Elm Morrison (357)
Wednesday November 25, 2009, 10:24 am
Good Lord Kat, these statistics are awful! Sounds just like some South African townships.....

It is a state of NO HOPE and DESPAIR. Holistically speaking cancer is the disease of 'VICTIM CONSCOUSNESS'

Makes one think. If the Indian Americans cared to study the teachings of Steve Biko of South Africa, and find a leader like him they could turn things around. It will take time, but it can be done. The rot must be fixed from within.

My heart aches for your people Kat,

Katz R (54)
Wednesday November 25, 2009, 10:30 am
thanks Kat, don't know why the federals have always seemed to persecute the Lakota an Sioux nations more than anyone else but they do, this winter will be a bad one back there and even sending up blankets and coats helps

Katz R (54)
Wednesday November 25, 2009, 10:45 am
I'm addin this one for ya if it works, it's much more graphic but also ties in the the vets and animals, I hope this works right:

Rafael A (5)
Wednesday November 25, 2009, 11:36 am
its piss me of to see the conditions of living this Wanderful People must to endurance now times and not just the Lakota but many other Indigenous Populations across Mother Earth !!!
For me they represent the Real Wisdom and Love Mother Earth needs yet they are not Love by no many so in behalf of Our Survival in Our Creator i Trust to Guide the awaked People of the World to stand by and Figth for Their Well Being !!!

liz c (827)
Wednesday November 25, 2009, 11:44 am
Shocking statistics Kat. thank you for this disturbing information.

Tierney G (381)
Wednesday November 25, 2009, 12:32 pm
This is horrible and inexcusable. Noone should have to live that way in this country especially the people who were here first and own the land or cared for the land with such respect.
Thanks Kat

Fiona O (566)
Wednesday November 25, 2009, 12:45 pm
I have read countless "first source" very scholarly studies that indicate tht most Native people of the Americas died because of exposure to European diseases for which they had not immnity. Statistics can be made up or give interpertations to the advantage of anyone trying to prove anything.

wooddragon xx (88)
Wednesday November 25, 2009, 2:42 pm
We have the cheek to call other countries third world!! All I can say is, look in your own backyard, mate!! :0(
Thanks Kat Y

Peace to you all...

Paul Richard Tan (29)
Wednesday November 25, 2009, 8:08 pm
All Native American Indian tribes should get together as one and form one nation within their mother nation, and try to help one another. Native Americans who haved become professionals and successful businessmen or women should go back to their roots and volunteer their services to their people for free. Most especially, Native American doctors, nurses, health workers, teachers, architects, engineers, skilled workers, etc. etc.

The Native American advocates and champions like Kat Y. will always be there to call out to all well-meaning Americans, regardless of color and origin, to help out in the effort. There have been some positive responses already as the YouTube video have shown. Probably, Hollywood stars like Val Kilmer and other Native American Hollywood stars could help raise funds and worldwide awareness of the Native American plight.
It would help embarass the US Government and jolt them into action, and make them remember their many promises and treaties which they made to the many Native American tribes all over the USA.

Most of all, someone should tap into the talent and skills of the Native Americans in terms of artworks, leatherworks, survival skills, Indian folklore and stories, Indian fighting arts, Indian language and code talking, artifacts and souvenirs for tourists, etc. etc. And make a cottage industry out of it and distribute them all over the world.

When the global recession will improve in the future, the Native Americans would be ready by that time to display and propagate their Indian products and services, for the world to enjoy and appreciate.

The Native American community should not wait for their government to do something for them. They should unite and form their own kind of government within themselves, and make available to the world the best of Native American products and services no one has ever seen before. In other words, the Native Americans should create a business industry about themselves, utilizing their many skills, talents, creativity, imagination and rich customs & culture, including their native language.

For example, the Native Americans could make authentic mocassin shoes, Indian outfits, headbands, canoes, Indian-style knives, snowshoes, food, survival books the American Indian way, animal books, Indian artworks: paintings, tattoes, drawings, Indian antiques and replicas of fighting weapons of the past, wigwam tents, Indian leather outfits like pants and shirts with all the decorative hanger-ons, Indian candies and pastries, Indian folklore books for children, etc. etc. There are too many to mention all.

All these talents and rich customs and culture will disappear forever if the Native American Indians will fail to share them to the whole world, and make money for themselves in the process. There is nothing wrong in enriching the pockets of the Native Americans, because you will have enriched the world with everything Native American of the highest quality. You would awaken the world to a consciousness that there are Native Americans that exist and to them, they will always exist and be known worldwide through your arts and products.

For example, if I bought an authentic Indian knife, Indian art painting, tomahawk axe and display them in my home - my friends, visitors and myself, shall always see, remember and be aware that there are Native Americans existing in this world who are making these things which I am displaying for all to see.

The Internet will help promote all those Native American "products and services" for the world to see and enjoy.

Thank you, Kat Y. for making us conscious of all these things. I just hope this suggestion would be helpful to you and your people.

christina w (7)
Wednesday November 25, 2009, 11:32 pm
America has shunned its past disturbance of a very delicate we are all depressed. No dispair, no self hatred for emmulating the white man..I feel the pain of seperation and I see a new way. Love will guide us.

Isma kumar (563)
Thursday November 26, 2009, 8:01 pm
I was lighting a candle today ... on Thanksgiving day... I'm not an American ,but European and call the world my home, However Thanksgiving Day is for me a day where I pray for healing and peace and love between all humans so that we can start to live in harmony. America cannot be a leading country in my eyes if people have to suffer like the Lakota people have to suffer. .. but lets not only talk and donate what ever we can... and each one of us can spare a couple of dollar and perhaps a coffee in starbucks..

Winefred M (88)
Saturday November 28, 2009, 9:52 am
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