Not all Native Americans face those challenges, but they are real, particularly for the nearly 3 million who live on reservations. By many measures of social well-being, Native Americans trail the rest of the nation. According to the most recent data, the poverty rate among American Indians and Alaskan Natives is 28 percent, compared to about 15 percent for the rest of the nation. Native Americans graduate high school at a rate 14 percent lower than the general population, and Native American youths are twice as likely to die before age 24 as any other race.
One solution that many Native American leaders endorse is giving tribes more sovereignty over their land and peoples…Banning offensive mascots would be a powerful gesture, a signal to Native Americans that as a nation, we regard them as more than symbols. But recognizing their authority over their own land would be an even more significant step: a demonstration that we regard them not only as the first Americans, but as fellow Americans.Kerry Kennedy (via nitanahkohe)
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