Navajo: The Navajo Nation covers more than 62,400 square miles in Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. It is not only the
About 40% of on-reservation housing is considered inadequate. Despite the Indian Housing Authorityâ€™s (IHAâ€™s)
BELOW THE POVERTY LINE…
PLEASE TRY AND UNDERSTAND THESE ARE NOT JUST STATISTICS THEY ARE REAL HUMAN BEINGS SUFFERING IN NEED OF OUR HELP
To act and operate exclusively as a public charity, nonprofit corporation pursuant to the laws of the state of Washington, and operate as a community organization which serves to support Native American Indians with charitable programs, that advance quality of life while promoting social dignity though relief of the poor, the distressed and the underprivileged. Honoring all pathâ€™s of cultural and spiritual traditions.
1 ) There are currently 2.1 million American Indians residing in the United States, about 25% of whom live on reservations. The disparities confronting these peoples are the most extreme of any ethnic group in the United States. Not only do American Indians have the highest rates of poverty(over twice that of all other ethnic groups), but they also have the highest unemployment and worst rates of disease. If this is surprising, also consider the following:
2 ) The poverty rate increases to 31.2% when addressing American Indians living on reservations; that is 1 in 3 people Census Bureau
3 ) Approximately 90,000 Native families are homeless or under-housed. Senate Indian Affairs Committee
4 ) 30% of homes on reservations are overcrowded, compared to 5.7% of homes of the general U.S. population.
Senate Indian Affairs Committee
5 ) American Indians are 670 percent more likely to die from alcoholism, 650 percent more likely to die from tuberculosis, 318 percent more likely to die from diabetes than any other ethnic group Indian Health Services
6 ) American Indian schools will spend approximately $3,000 per student, less than half the amount that other public schools will spend Bureau of Indian Affairs
7 ) Over 50% of homes on reservations lack connection to a public sewage system, compared to 1.2% of the general U.S. population. Senate Indian Affairs Committee
8 ) 11% of American Indian homes lack kitchen facilities, compared to 1% national average U.S. Government Accounting Office
9 ) “40% of on-reservation housing is considered inadequate,. Despite the Indian Housing Authority (IHS’s) recent efforts 30% of Indian housing is overcrowded, and less than 50% of it is connected to a public sewers. While most Americans take running water, telephones, and electricity for granted, many reservation families live without these luxuries”. U.S. Senate on Indians Affairs Committee
10 ) “Death rates for members of the Indian Reservations suffering under severe poverty are shockingly 533% higher than their non-Indian U.S. counterparts” U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
We address and meet the needs of the seemingly forgotten and overlooked children and Elders in â€śIndian Country.â€ť Poverty and despair have been ongoing issues for decades and are presently at or below third world
Goodthinking 4 All Our Relations immediate goal is to provide â€śwarmthâ€ť I.e. basic necessities such as.
propane and blankets
clothing, shoes ect
diapers, hygiene products
to North American Nativeâ€™s who are in need of basic survival necessities. These are just a few of the hygiene items we supply with your donations.
Inadequate Education: American Indian schools will spend approximately $3,000 per student, less than half the amount that other public schools will spend (Bureau of Indian Affairs)
Inadequate Housing: Approximately 90,000 Native families are homeless or under-housed. (Senate Indian Affairs Committee)
Inadequate Healthcare: American Indians are 670 percent more likely to die from alcoholism, 650 percent more likely to die from tuberculosis, 318 percent more likely to die from diabetes than any other ethnic group. (Indian Health Services)
CASINO AND POVERTY?
Contrary to popular belief, NOT ALL TRIBES HAVE CASINOS. In fact, out of the 562 federally recognized tribes only about 220 have Casinos/Gaming on their tribal land.â€ť 87% of all gaming revenue generated goes to only 13% of all tribes (United States Senate on Indian Affairs Committee)