Native Americans
SOC321 Cultural Diversity
By Annette Williams
COMMUNITY STRUCTURE
Domestic Dependent Nations
▪ Segregated from general
population
▪ Culturally maintained
▪ Rights to tr...
SOCIAL STATUS
▪ High poverty rates
▪ Government oppression
▪ Violation of treaties
▪ Supreme Court rulings
▪ Americanizati...
WORKPLACE
Population 1.5% 5.2 Million
▪ Government employment
▪ Tribal
▪ Federal
▪ High unemployment
▪ 4-8 out of 10
▪ Geo...
HEALTHCARE
▪ INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE (IHS)
▪ Life expectancy 5 years < national
average
▪ 55% rely on HIS
▪ Indian Health Ca...
HOUSING
“Third World” Similarities
▪ Sub-standard
▪ Telephone service 71%
▪ Indoor plumbing 54%
▪ Considered inadequate 40...
EDUCATION
Evidence of education
discrepancies:
Kindergarden-4th Grade
Math
Reading
High School dropout more
than double
Un...
REFERENCES
Brookeman, C. (1990).The Native American Peoples ofThe United States. Retrieved from
http://www.americansc.org....
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  • 1. Native Americans SOC321 Cultural Diversity By Annette Williams
  • 2. COMMUNITY STRUCTURE Domestic Dependent Nations ▪ Segregated from general population ▪ Culturally maintained ▪ Rights to tribal sovereignty ▪ Govern themselves ▪ Define members ▪ Manage tribal property ▪ Regulate tribal business ▪ Domestic relations
  • 3. SOCIAL STATUS ▪ High poverty rates ▪ Government oppression ▪ Violation of treaties ▪ Supreme Court rulings ▪ Americanization ▪ Ethnocide ▪ Economically challenged ▪ Income below poverty ▪ Barren or rural areas ▪ Jobs less accessible ▪ Low Status ▪ Negative consequences ▪ Alcoholism ▪ Suicide ▪ Gangs ▪ Public and domestic violence ▪ Psychiatric disorders ▪ Anxiety ▪ Depression ▪ PTSD ▪ Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • 4. WORKPLACE Population 1.5% 5.2 Million ▪ Government employment ▪ Tribal ▪ Federal ▪ High unemployment ▪ 4-8 out of 10 ▪ Geographic location ▪ Poverty level ▪ 28.2% total population ▪ 38%-63% reservations ▪ 27% children ▪ 32% children < 5 Native American Population
  • 5. HEALTHCARE ▪ INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE (IHS) ▪ Life expectancy 5 years < national average ▪ 55% rely on HIS ▪ Indian Health Care Improvement Act ▪ Meet 60% health needs ▪ Insufficient funding ▪ Crisis driven ▪ Inadequate preventative care ▪ Most areas ▪ Lack doctor’s office ▪ Pharmacies ▪ SUBCULTURE ▪ Reject Assimilation ▪ Higher death rates: ▪ Heart disease 36% by age 65 ▪ Diabetes 177% ▪ Tuberculosis 500% ▪ Cancer & disparities of treatment ▪ Suicide 82% ▪ Infant deaths 60%
  • 6. HOUSING “Third World” Similarities ▪ Sub-standard ▪ Telephone service 71% ▪ Indoor plumbing 54% ▪ Considered inadequate 40% ▪ Indian Housing Authority (IHA) ▪ 90,000 Homeless or under-housed ▪ 30% overcrowded ▪ Housing waiting list > 3 years ▪ 3 or more generations ▪ Public sewer < 50% ▪ Increased health risk
  • 7. EDUCATION Evidence of education discrepancies: Kindergarden-4th Grade Math Reading High School dropout more than double Unemployment 14.4%-35% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% H.S. DIPLOMA/GED BACHELOR'S DEGREE EDUCATION AMERICAN INDIAN U.S. POPULATION
  • 8. REFERENCES Brookeman, C. (1990).The Native American Peoples ofThe United States. Retrieved from http://www.americansc.org.uk/Online/brookman.htm Living Conditions. (2015, January 1). Retrieved from http://www.nrcprograms.org/site/PageServer?pagename=naa_livingconditions Native Americans. (2015). Retrieved from http://www.civilrights.org/resources/civilrights101/native.html Sarche, M., & Spicer, P. (2009, June 1). Poverty and Health Disparities forAmerican Indian and Alaska Native Children: Current Knowledge and Future Prospects. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2567901/

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