We live on land that was taken from others. Those people now live in terrible conditions within our country. I am raising money for their support through my running of the 2018 Chicago Marathon.
Please help this cause and donate today.
Here are some alarming facts to consider:
Native Americans endure a legacy of healthcare disparities, leading to disproportionate disease rates for diabetes, cancer, tuberculosis and infant mortality. In addition, the average lifespan of Native American men on some reservations is 20 years less than that of other men in the U.S.
About 90,000 Native Americans are homeless, and 40% of reservation housing is considered sub-standard.
23% of Native families experience low food security, meaning reduced quality, variety, or desirability of food intake for a healthy life.
Up to 70% of Native students drop out of high school and only 13% earn college degrees.
Up to 35% of Native children live in poverty, and 29% of employed Native Americans live below poverty level.
Suicide rates for Native Americans between the ages of 15 and 24 are 3 times the national average — and the second leading cause of death for their age group.