Problem

Alcoholism among indigenous peoples

Incidence:
Alcohol abuse among North American Indians is reaching a new generation: 5 to 25% of children are affected by foetal alcohol syndrome or less severe foetal alcohol effect because their mothers drank heavily during pregnancy. The result is a population that is mentally and physically disabled.
Claim:
Among Lakota Sioux Indians there is a 80 to 90% unemployment rate, so people are forced to live from welfare. There is no business, no industry and people have lost their hope for the future.
Broader Problems:
Alcohol abuse
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality
Date of last update
02.12.1999 – 00:00 CET