Inside life on the Lakota Sioux Reservation - Hidden America: Children of the Plains PART 1/5

Video from ABC News

Part 1 - "The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, located in the southwest corner of South Dakota, is one of the 565 federally recognized Indian Nations in the United States. It is home to an estimated 30,000 to 40,000 people, most of whom identify as Oglala Lakota Sioux. The reservation is 2.2 million acres, roughly the size of Connecticut, and the residents boast a rich cultural history and deep-seeded spirituality.

Unfortunately, the Oglala Lakota on Pine Ridge now live amidst levels of poverty that rival that of the third world. 47% of individuals on Pine Ridge are living below the federal poverty level, 65%-80% of the adults are unemployed, and rampant alcoholism and an obesity epidemic combine with underfunded schools to help make it a rough place to grow up." from ABC News (David Ford)

There is much in our world that is unfair an hurtful. Suffering and adversity beyond measure. God is not the creator of theses evils, we are and so is the spiritual realm. Yet God is always at work. We are co-regents, we are God's representatives, his ambassadors.

Right now do what you are able where you are at, that is your mission. Pray, repent and be humble.

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