Date

5-12-2020

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This piece was originally written for a rhetoric class my freshman year. In this paper, I bring the issue of cyclical poverty in Native American communities to reader's attention. Around 5.2 million Native Americans currently dwell on sovereign land within the boundary of the U.S. (Native American). Of these 5.2 million, they are said to have the lowest employment rate of any other ethnic or racial group. In fact, according to RUNNING STRONG for American Indian Youth, an organization designed to help the young generation of Native Americans, unemployment rates reach as high as 85% within certain tribes (The Poverty Cycle). Native American Aid states that 28.2% of American Indians currently live below poverty lines (Native American), where Caucasians fall around 9.9 percent (Poverty). With this in mind, I propose that in order to effectively assist Native Americans caught in devastating and repetitive poverty, we must establish tribal-ran and growth-inspired facilities on the reservations.

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May 12th, 12:00 AM

Cyclical Poverty in Native American Communities

This piece was originally written for a rhetoric class my freshman year. In this paper, I bring the issue of cyclical poverty in Native American communities to reader's attention. Around 5.2 million Native Americans currently dwell on sovereign land within the boundary of the U.S. (Native American). Of these 5.2 million, they are said to have the lowest employment rate of any other ethnic or racial group. In fact, according to RUNNING STRONG for American Indian Youth, an organization designed to help the young generation of Native Americans, unemployment rates reach as high as 85% within certain tribes (The Poverty Cycle). Native American Aid states that 28.2% of American Indians currently live below poverty lines (Native American), where Caucasians fall around 9.9 percent (Poverty). With this in mind, I propose that in order to effectively assist Native Americans caught in devastating and repetitive poverty, we must establish tribal-ran and growth-inspired facilities on the reservations.