Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

Battered by poverty, discrimination and climate change, Native Americans on the Pine Ridge Reservation are raising homes – and hope – for the next generation.
“Out here, it feels like we’re in our own world. It doesn’t feel like the U.S. It feels like a third-world country.”
“They shouldn’t feel like they’re being punished for being a girl.”
In this community, teenage girls sometimes have to miss school because their families cannot afford feminine hygiene products.
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Most of us who live far from the reservation can turn the page and move on. But, given the history of the U.S. Government and the citizen record, one seeks "a spiritual victory" without much hope.
There is no doubt that hate crimes against Native Americans are under-reported, or simply not reported at all. Perhaps it
There is a town name that exists only in the minds of the people who live there. It's not on any road atlases, and won't show up in any map searches. Yet.
In 1960 President John F. Kennedy said, "Of all Americans, the American Indian is the least understood and the most misunderstood," and today's media does nothing to alleviate that truth.