Consider the statistics

Consider these statistics about Native Americans:

$4,500 average per capita earnings
70% unemployment
50% of Native American reservation homes have no phones
20% of Native American reservation homes lack complete kitchen facilities
  average life expectancy is 58 years 
50% live below poverty level
80% have diabetes, heart disease or tuberculosis
Highest infant mortality rate of any group; 10 times national average
Highest teen suicide rate of any group
Highest participation rate in Armed Service of any group
20%-40% lack indoor plumbing, sewage service
60% don't graduate high school
70% have no transportation
70% of tribal crop land is leased to non-Indians by the government, thereby reducing Native control of food systems at their source
20% of range land is leased to non-Indians by the government, also reducing Native control
33%  more $ are spent on federal felons than on Native health care
60% of the population on some reservations are food stamp eligible; 2 out of 10 families go hungry
95% of casino profits go to 5% of Native population

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