Gratitude every day should be matched with awareness of our nation's history. There can no growth and greatness until we are all free.
32% of First Nation people live below the poverty line. 24% of the nation's 5 million First Nation live on tribal land, which is often like a third world country. It is estimated that 50% of all First Nation high schoolers regularly abuse alcohol and drugs. And the rate of suicide among First Nation people is the highest in our nation; 40% of those who succeed in taking their own lives are between the ages of 15 and 19. My grandfather was fortunate. He got a chance to play baseball in the Negro League. He was given an opportunity to go to college, which was no small feat in 1928. Raising people out of poverty changed 4 generations of our family. #nativeamerican #change #staywoke #harvestfest