One in four Native Americans is living in poverty and the high school graduation rate is 67%, the lowest of any racial group. The second leading cause of death for Native Americans between the ages of 15–24 is suicide. One in three Native women will be raped in her lifetime; most of the offenders are non-Native. Most federal programs for tribal nations are underfunded, which has led to inadequate housing, healthcare, education, and law enforcement. We must do far more to support Native Americans than we have in the past.
I will fight for the following policies to support Native Americans: