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.
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.
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