Week 6 Assignment_Legislation Legacy CheckPoint

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Legislation Legacy CheckPoint There are several issues that reside between the Native Americans and the federal government today. My focus is on the issue about the methamphetamine addiction epidemic in the Indian Country. According to Annette James, Health Director, Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, “In the last two years, about a quarter of the babies born on the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation in Arizona tested positive for methamphetamine” (James, A, p.1). James also stated that, “…on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming, assaults and criminal charges for drug possession tripled, thefts doubled, and reported incidents of child abuse increased by 85% between 2003 and 2004” (James, A, p.1). It is a known fact that people have been using methamphetamines for ages, however this drug is a relatively modern problem in the Indian Country; the Indian Health Service clinics became aware of this issue and started noticing signs of methamphetamine usage some years ago. Acknowledging the use of methamphetamine’s within the tribe and its devastating
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This note was uploaded on 03/12/2012 for the course ETH 125 125 taught by Professor Jordan during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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