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FIRST NATIONS - 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty – LEGALLY BINDING CONTRACT BETWEEN THE GOVT AND THE GREAT SIOUX NATION – AND THEN WE TOOK IT AWAY – IN THE TREATY AS THEIRS, BUT NOW IT’S THE GOVT’S. - WE ARE LIVING ON INDIAN LAND - Size of reservation: Roughly the size of Connecticut; 2 nd largest reservation in the country o Past I LAND WAS MUCH LARGER o Present I ONLY AS BIG AS CT - Weather conditions on the rez EXTREMELY HOT, AND EXTREMELY COLD VERY WINDY - Housing conditions: The small BIA/Tribal Housing Authority homes on Pine Ridge Reservation are overcrowded and scarce, resulting in many homeless families who often use tents or cars for shelter; Many families live in old cabins or dilapidated mobile homes and trailers. – MOLD – SOME DON’T HAVE STOVE. . ETC. - Education conditions/teachers: o School drop-out rate is over 70%. o According to a Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) report, Pine Ridge Reservation schools are in the bottom 10% of school funding by U.S. Department of Education and the Bureau of
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This note was uploaded on 01/25/2011 for the course HDFS 2001 taught by Professor Stewart during the Spring '10 term at University of Florida.

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