Up to 43 percent of Native American children live in poverty and 29 percent of employed Native Americans live below poverty level.
The Southwest Reservation Aid™ (SWRA) program, formerly named the Council of Indian Nations, provides food, water, health products and emergency relief services for Native American Elders, families and children in need living on reservations in the Southwest.
When Fannie C. came to the center on the day we visited, she had just completed chopping wood. She really likes the quiet that the community offers.
We recently traveled with the driver, Fannie M., of the Nazlini Senior Center recently. Fannie works for the center and delivers meals to homebound Elders.
The holiday season is a time of joyous celebrations filled with food, friends, and presents for millions — but not so for many Native Americans.
Remembering Native American children and Elders will have a lasting impact that goes far beyond the holidays.
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Myths abound about Native Americans. Do you know the facts? Download this infographic to learn more and share.