In the native population of North America north of the Rio Grande was seven million to ten million.
The Native American population is one of the most ignored and criticized mass of displaced individuals to ever walk the landscape of America. The statistics show a far different reality for the few tribes that have access to gaming profits.
Here are a few bits of truth to keep in mind when discussing matters of tribes and profits: First, profits from gaming enterprises, be they full-fledged casinos or simple bingo halls, must go to improving reservation communities.
The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, the second largest reservation in America, attempted to revitalize its economy with gambling, only for it to be a complete failure, creating a mere 80 jobs and adding nothing to the local economy.
Location is everything, and with most reservations in outlying areas, the ability for every Native American to profit from these establishments is unrealistic.
Not to mention there are federally recognized tribes in the U. That leaves a lot of indigenous people out in the proverbial cold. It does need to be mentioned that certain tribal governments have chosen to use profits from gaming to pay per capita payments to individuals on reservations.
Due to the negative consequences being seen through this particular distribution of funds, such has higher school dropout rates, high crime rates and higher unemployment rates, tribes are now penalizing reservations with reductions in payments that have shown little enforcement of school attendance or have higher crime rates.
Reservations that have been penalized have shown some social improvement, but overall are still higher than the national average on dropout rates and violent crimes against women.
Stepping on Sacred Ground: With their population having the highest rates of suicide, infant death, diabetes, heart disease and unintentional deaths presumably linked to the high rate of alcoholism among Native Americansaccess to proper funding and healthcare should be paramount with regard to government funding for tribes.
Tribal Economies On average, the unemployment rate on reservations averages 25 percent while some tribes has seen it as high as 69 percent. The average rate of unemployment among the U. While tribes in more-populated areas are seeing some financial gains, overall the Native American population still lives in deplorable conditions with little access to health, public institution, education or employment services.
Their plight is one of suffering, one of shame and one of gross civil violations on a level no one seems to want to admit to, one that gets caught up in red tape, legalities and governmental overreach. Diana Marsh is a contributing journalist for TheBlot Magazine.We believe the plight of Aboriginal women and their children must be a priority for any changes in the justice system.
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