One in 10 Indigenous Americans don’t have access to safe tap water or basic sanitation.
The US government has not done enough to ensure Indigenous American tribes have clean drinking water and sanitation. An estimated one in 10 Indigenous Americans don’t have access to safe tap water or basic sanitation, which causes a range of health conditions. Tribal leaders said this breaks the pledges the government made in return for the cessation of land, which promised they’d get a “liveable reservation and a home conducive to health and prosperity”.
My comment: One politician recently inferred that white people discovered a completely empty continent when they came to North America. Those who know anything at all about American history know perfectly well that this is total nonsense. Many indigenous people were rounded up and moved to unpromising land in the West, but at least they were promised reasonable living conditions, among which was drinkable water. How do so many people today manage to get through schooling knowing so pathetically little about their nation’s history? And the chief culprits yearn to actually rule the United States? They should be ashamed.