The numbers are staggering.
- 29 percent of employed Native Americans live below poverty level.
- 61 percent of Native children live in poverty or low-income households?
- 23 percent of Native American families live with food insecurity.
- There are 90 – thousand homeless Native Americans in the US… more than any other population…
- Where there is housing, it’s estimated that 40 percent of that housing is incomplete or sub-standard.
- 13% of Native Americans hold a college degree, approximately half the rate of Caucasian Americans.
- Most people think that Indian gaming on our reservations is a game changer… providing automatic wealth and prosperity for every Native American… but the numbers show a different story.
- About 25 percent of all tribes in the US conduct Indian gaming… but only 10-15 percent of the tribes actually prosper from it.
These are just some of the facts that we learned when working with Partnership With Native Americans (PWNA). They have been working tirelessly since 1990 developing and delivering a relevant mix of services to help their Native American partners addressing critical needs that contribute to self-sufficiency and help end the cycle of poverty.
To bring their story to life, they selected Baerclaw Productions to produce a series of videos, seven in all, to cover a wide range of topics to raise awareness of realities on the reservations and why it’s important to support Native causes.
Award winning actor Wes Studi is the host of all of these videos that were shot in Santa Fe, New Mexico and have been shown on television, the internet and used across multiple social media platforms. Baerclaw Productions handled all of the script writing, field production and post-production for these videos utilizing our experience and expertise gathered since we opened our doors in 1997.
You can view all of the videos by clicking on these links:
Reservation Treaties History – What Americans Need To Know – https://youtu.be/q0lSVf6zQc4
Realities On The Reservations – By The Numbers – https://youtu.be/ROXVcQQt5XY
Indian Casinos – Easy Money Or Not What You Think – https://youtu.be/wDrcTbSRYLI
Education And Taxes – No Free Rides – https://youtu.be/pFJgioHFw7M
Foundations And Other Donors – There Is Hope In Native-Led Solutions – https://youtu.be/4qdd6z9bi_k
Compilation Video – https://youtu.be/HpA9ZbKNShY
PBS Video – https://youtu.be/7Ymb_R7Kwbk
When you’re ready to bring your story to life, let the award-winning team at Baerclaw Productions be Your Resource For ALL Things Video! Call us today at 602-789-8396 or visit our website at https://baerclawproductions.com.