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Native America Calling: Doing right by Native people with disabilities
Your National Electronic Talking Circle
Thursday, September 23, 2021

Native people are over-represented in the number of people with disabilities.

The U.S. Census finds almost a quarter of the Native population has a disability. At the same time they are underserved when it comes to treatment because of inadequate funding, staff shortages or bureaucratic barriers.

Crushing Colonialism: Did you know that Native people have the highest rates per capita of disabilities in the so-called United States? – Creating More Inclusive and Accessible Space in Indigenous Communities

There are efforts to both reduce the number of Native people with disabilities, and find ways to improve the lives of those living with disabilities.

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