Office of Conciliation - Archdiocese of Chicago

F.Y.I.R. - For Your Information and Reflection

Justice Cries: “Mercy, Lord, Mercy!”

  • Historically, Native Americans have the highest record of service per capita when compared to other ethnic groups, with over 40,000 serving in both World War II and Vietnam alone.
  • 27% of American Indians live below the poverty level, double the general population.
  • Unemployment ranges from 35% to 85% and average annual income may be as low as $3,700.
  • American Indians are five times as likely to die from tuberculosis, and twice as likely to die of diabetes.

Source: Southwest Indian Relief Council

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