This type of behavior can be caused due to many reasons including “stereotypes and misconceptions of what it means to be Native American, generational poverty, generational alcoholism and drug addiction, poor nutrition and diet, substandard and inadequate housing, [and] family structures that are not intact” (Owen, 2011). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention blames this unstructured home environment as the reason behind the increase of bullying among Native American youth. A report released on April 22 claims that “kids involved in bullying are far more likely to have witnessed violence in their famil...
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...ithout raising our voices, many Native American children will die in vain and continue to experience abuse.
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