Present day Native Americans, are descendants of earliest settlers on the lands now geographically referred to as the United States of America, said to have migrated from all over Asia, through Beringia.
In this blog post, we discuss salient issues affecting the Native Americans:
While the right to education clearly covers all races regardless of their history, the implementation in the United States are mostly tailored to suit White individuals and manage to accommodate other races. The stats say these conditions are worse for Native American students. According to a report, 17% of Native American students continue their education after high school compared to 60% of the U.S. population.
This points out that Native Americans face unimaginable prejudice in a world that should promote equality and equity. In 2014, Barack Obama was quoted saying “the education of Native Americans is in a state of emergency”.
With a few digits over five million living natives, and the impact of Native American casinos on America’s GDP, as far back as the early 2000s, you’d expect that the working conditions of Native Americans would be fair and comfortable, but the deplorable state of their living conditions and increased suicide rates are more than enough to refute any claims of developments alleged to be ongoing in their communities meant for anything other than exploiting the innovative nature of these tribes. America has to evolve from its sad legacy of exclusion, which has done so much harm to the people of Alaska and other Native American tribal regions, people are more likely to follow in the steps of the government than the great deeds of beautiful Americans promoting unity, daily.
In a study carried out by the United States, Department of Housing and Urban Development within 2009 and 2016, it was discovered that the living conditions of most Native American families in Native American regions, was unhealthy and deplorable, compared to the living conditions of more than seventy-five percent of America’s population, with issues such as lack of or dysfunctional utilities, poor building structures, overcrowding.
Overcrowding is a major problem faced by most Native American houses. Owning houses have proved to be a dream too far for most of these natives.
According to the HUD’s report, overcrowding affected 16 percent of Native American households in tribal areas and 10 percent in urban areas compared with 2 percent of all U.S. households.
Extensive studies revealed that more than 30,000 families live in conditions that are far from modern living conditions and pose life threats to the inhabitants.
Although recent researches prove that there have been improvements in the housing conditions of these natives, wholly due to their innovative and creative efforts to ensure continued growth amongst themselves. There is still much that needs to be done by the government to prevent the further decline of living conditions in these parts, and promote inclusivity amongst the Native Americans and other thriving groups and organizations in the United States of America, to further restate the nation’s commitment to every citizen irrespective of their colour, tribe and language.
The government of the United States of America, has more work to do in the Native American regions compared to any other parts, in order to better the housing situations in these environs, and provide better and more affordable housing alternatives for these parts.
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