Monday, July 18, 2016

Indigenous Facts

The Navajo Nation is the largest sovereign Indian territory in the United States. It is more than 27,000 square miles (70,000 square km) - about the size of Ireland and larger than 10 of the U.S. states - with a population of about 180,000.

 Unemployment in the Navajo Nation is 42 percent, and 43 percent of residents live below the official poverty line. Native Americans have the lowest employment rate of any racial or ethnic group in the United States.

High school graduation rates among Native Americans are among the lowest of any racial or ethnic population.

The percentage of homes that are overcrowded on reservations is three to six times higher than those in the United States as a whole. More than 120,000 tribal homes lacked access to basic water sanitation services. About one in 10 American Indian homes is without safe and reliable water. 

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