I’ve been reading for the last hour about the poverty on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. It’s enough to make anyone feel like a complete asshole for ever complaining about what they don’t have.
I’ve seen poverty in Appalachia, but that doesn’t seem to even come close to this poverty.
In Wounded Knee, with a population of 382, males had a median income of $0, and the per capita income for the CDP was only $2,403. A whopping 80 percent of the population was below the poverty line.
There’s also deep problems with gangs, alcoholism, and teen suicide.
Photographer Aaron Huey has some amazing images from a National Geographic shoot, found here. He captured the photo above.
And the nonprofit Trees, Water & People have volunteer programs to provide employment and assistance to Native American families living in Tribal Lands. See a video here.

I’ve been reading for the last hour about the poverty on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. It’s enough to make anyone feel like a complete asshole for ever complaining about what they don’t have.

I’ve seen poverty in Appalachia, but that doesn’t seem to even come close to this poverty.

In Wounded Knee, with a population of 382, males had a median income of $0, and the per capita income for the CDP was only $2,403. A whopping 80 percent of the population was below the poverty line.

There’s also deep problems with gangs, alcoholism, and teen suicide.

Photographer Aaron Huey has some amazing images from a National Geographic shoot, found here. He captured the photo above.

And the nonprofit Trees, Water & People have volunteer programs to provide employment and assistance to Native American families living in Tribal Lands. See a video here.

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