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- Lakota men have a life expectancy of less than 44 years, lowest of any country in the World (excluding AIDS) including Haiti.
- Lakota death rate is the highest in the United States.
- The Lakota infant mortality rate is 300% more than the U.S. Average.
- 1/4 Lakota children born are fostered or adopted out to non-Indian homes.
- Diseases such as tuberculosis, polio, etc. are present. Cancer is now at epidemic proportions!
- Teenage suicide rate is 150%/ higher than the U.S national average for this group.
- The Tuberculosis rate on Lakota reservations is approx. 800% higher than the U.S national average.
- Cervical cancer is 500% higher than the U.S national average.
- The rate of diabetes is 800% higher than the U.S national average.
- Federal Commodity Food Program provides high sugar foods that kill Native people through diabetes and heart disease.
- Median income is approximately $2,600 to $3,500 per year.
- 97% of our Lakota people live below the poverty line.
- Many families cannot afford heating oil, wood or propane and many residents use ovens to heat their homes.
- Unemployment rates on our reservations are 80% or higher.
- Elderly die each winter from hypothermia (freezing).
- 1/3 of the homes lack basic clean water and sewage while 40% lack electricity.
- 60% of Reservation families have no telephone.
- 60% of housing is infected with potentially fatal black molds.
- There is an estimated average of 17 people living in each family home (may only have two to three rooms). Some homes, built for 6 to 8 people, have up to 30 people living in them.
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- Tatanka Hoksila Foundation
- Box 229
- Valentine NE 69201
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