Friday, January 12, 2018

South Dakota, legislature driving tribal members, veterans to end their lives

Genocide visited upon the American Indian community is a planned development strategy.
Native American suicide rates stood 1.8 times higher than rates for whites in South Dakota between 2004 and 2015. Veterans of the armed forces killed themselves at more than twice the rate for the general population in South Dakota from 2000 through 2016. The five worst counties for suicides from 2004 through 2016 were Todd, Buffalo, Corson, Oglala Lakota and Dewey. All have significant tribal populations.
Read the rest here.

White earth hater legislator, quack Fred Deutsch, has been raising campaign cash gallivanting around South Dakota with a crusade calling Death with Dignity "Don't Eat Grandma" or something but won't spend a dime for mental health.

Groups like Four Directions have recorded voting rights abuses against Native Americans including in South Dakota.

South Dakota's autocratic governor has appointed Meade County School Superintendent Don Kirkegaard to take over the post vacated by the governor's longtime squeeze, Melody Schopp, who is 'retiring' after a murder/suicide marred her career.

Kirkegaard reluctantly canceled homecoming activities that would have featured a football game between the Sturgis Scoopers and the Pine Ridge Thorpes after a car bearing hate speech and a symbol painted on it that some said resembled a swastika was smashed by Sturgis students.

Red state failure is like wiping your ass with a hula hoop: it's endless.

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