Levi Rickert: Series shows good, bad and ugly in 'Life on the Rez'

"Last night's "Life on the Rez" segment on "Our America with Lisa Ling" on the OWN channel provided a glimpse of the good, bad and ugly on two American Indian reservations: the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and the Yankton Sioux Reservation.

The good was the positive steps people on these reservations do on an ongoing basis to do provide hope for American Indian children, who are constantly surrounded the bad and ugliness of severe poverty, alcoholism, and suicide.

It should be noted those who are making the positive steps are alcohol-free. Somehow they overcame the self-destructiveness of drinking."

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Levi Rickert: "Life on the Rez" Depicts the Good, Bad & Ugly of Life on Two South Dakota Reservations (Native News Network 7/11)

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