“non-Natives commit 88 percent of all violent crimes against Natives”
100%, gold plated BS. That stat demands the methodology of the “study”. Domestic violence, drunken fights, and dope issues between natives must all be removed from the equation. NOt to mention that the gangsta hip-hop culture is alive and well on the res.
And passed through Pine Ridge last summer. Almost not a white person in sight, but as i entered the town from the south, it looked like there had been a shootout because there were so many bodies laying everywhere. On the streets, the sidewalks, etc. All dead drunk.
Job No. 1 is going to be to get a handle on the alcohol abuse.
I told my kids when they got into their teen years that they were NOT going to be able to drink like their buddies, because they are 50% aboriginal Irish on both sides as well as having a small admixture of Cherokee blood, again on both sides, and greater than that claimed by Fauxcahontas. Genetically unable to detox it as fast as those Anglo-Saxons.
They seem to have taken it to heart. Both pretty wild, but neither one of them a drinker.
You went through Pine Ridge? You came from the south? How is White Clay these days?