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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 poorest…

  • 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: poorest…

  • 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: poorest…

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: poorest…

  • 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 poorest…

  • 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: poorest…

  • 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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