Understanding The Destruction
Native American Challenges in the Modern World
Issues Facing Native Americans Today
Understanding Native American life and culture today means understanding the historical context and how it continues to impact the lives of Natives and their families. The voices of Native Americans are largely unheard. In this resource, we will highlight the serious challenges that Native Americans face in order to better understand how we can support Native voices that are rising strong to share their stories of hope.
Educating a Non-Native Audience on Native Americans Today
Make It Your Own
Understanding Historical Trauma for Native American Families
How Trauma Gets Passed Down
This massive trauma expresses itself today in the form of high rates of addiction, violence, and sexual abuse within Native families and communities. Many accounts suggest that the boarding school generations in particular were permanently scarred by their loss of identity and experiences of physical, mental, and sexual abuse in the school system. Native Americans today do not need to see themselves as permanent victims of history, but understanding the roots of historical trauma and seeing the way ancestral wounds have impacted today’s communities is an important first step to healing and growth.
Native American Health Disparities Today
The State of Native American Education Today
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Today only 65 percent of Native students graduate high school— the lowest graduation rate among American students.
Boarding schools were established by 14 different denominations, with Catholics, Presbyterians, and Quakers being the most common
From 1869 to the 1960s, hundreds of thousands of Native American children were removed from their homes and families and enrolled in boarding schools
Only 17% of Native American Youth continue their education after high school... while more than 60% of the American Youth go on to receive some education at the college level.
In 1900, there were 20,000 children in boarding schools. Just 25 years later, that number climbed to 60,889
Tribal Land and the Struggle for Native American Tribes Property Rights
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Be part of the change and help Native Americans protect their sacred land.
MMIW: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
Make It Your Own
How Native American Youth Overcome Challenges with Hope
Sex Trafficking of Native American Wome
Native American Culture Today
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