Levi Rickert: Shame on America for condition on reservation

"Since ABC's "20/20" last night aired the stark and shocking third-world living conditions afforded to the Lakota living on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, they are no longer hidden to viewers who watched the program.

After watching the program, I say "Shame on America!"

It would have been difficult for any normal compassionate individual to watch "A Hidden America: Children of the Plains" on ABC's "20/20" without feeling angry and sad.

The old adage "a picture is worth a thousand" words kicked into play quite vividly last night with almost any one of the television shots showing the living conditions of the four Lakota youth featured."

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Levi Rickert: No Longer Hidden: Shame on America! (Native News Network 10/15)

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