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I have been told that I have Native American ancestry?. Yes No Yes, but I don’t necessarily believe it anymore. I know a lot about life for Native Americans on reservations. . Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree. Why are this country’s “first peoples” also its poorest….

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i have been told that i have native american ancestry
I have been told that I have Native American ancestry?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes, but I don’t necessarily believe it anymore.
i know a lot about life for native americans on reservations
I know a lot about life for Native Americans on reservations.
  • Strongly agree
  • Agree
  • Disagree
  • Strongly disagree
pine ridge reservation 2010
Pine Ridge Reservation - 2010
  • Unemployment Rate: 80 percent
  • High school dropout rate: 50 percent
  • Life Expectancy:
    • Women: 52 years
    • Men: 48 years
  • Nearly 12% of deaths are alcohol related
  • Death rates for those suffering “severe poverty” are 533 percent higher than non Indian counterparts
chances of being a victim of a violent crime
Chances of being a victim of a violent crime:
  • 124:1000 Native Americans are victims
  • 49:1000 whites
  • 61:1000 blacks
  • 29:1000 Asians

The rate of violent crime against NA women was 50% higher than violent crime committed against African American men

however
HOWEVER:

Perpetrators were mostly white:

  • 60% of the perpetrators of crimes against NAs were white
  • 29% other NAs
  • 10% were black or Latino
contrast with
CONTRAST WITH:
  • 69% of those committing violent crimes against whites were white
  • 81% of those committing violent crimes against blacks were black
  • 82% of people committing violent crimes against Latinos are Latino
native american women and sexual assault
Native American Women and Sexual Assault
  • Indigenous women are at least 2.5 times as likely to be sexually assaulted in their lifetime as other women residing in the U.S.
  • At least 1 in 3 Native American and Alaskan Native women will be raped or subjected to sexual violence in their lifetime.
  • At least 86 percent of reported rapes and sexual assaults of indigenous women are committed by non-Indian men (who are rarely prosecuted).
    • Amnesty International U.S.A. (2007 Report)
derogatory words for american indians
Derogatory words for American Indians:
  • Prairie nigger
  • Blanket ass
  • Apple
  • Bush nigger
  • Chief
  • Chug
  • Cowboy killer
  • Feathers (vs. “dots”)
  • Nits (reference to lice)
  • Red nigger
  • Redskin
  • Timber nigger
  • Wagon burner
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