Why should I help Chief get a truck?
The Pine Ridge Reservation is the poorest county in the United States!
It is common to find homes that are overcrowded, as those homes will take in anyone who needs a roof over their heads. Many homes have no running water or sewer. There is no insulation in these homes and all of the money they have to spend to try and stay warm literally goes right through the roof.
Per Capita Income
Life expectancy only Haiti is lower.
According to Forbes magazine contributor Shawn Regan, Native American Reservations are among the poorest communities in the United States because they are run by the Government. Because of this interference there is a complex framework that hinders economic growth of any significance. Sound familiar?
Indigenous people are our wisdom keepers. They are the pointers back to Spirit and the fact that this planet is our home and our mother not just a resource to use for our own needs. Without their wisdom we are in great danger of losing our connection to our greatest love... our planet... and how we are all connected to each other in the great web of life.
I do get overwhelmed at all the need in the world at times but I know when my heart comes on line there is hope. These our the first people. The first Nation and I know we can come together to help them. Remember the things that matter most are those who seem to matter the least in the world's opinion. 'What ever you do for the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.' Matthew 25:40