Report

Native people face some of the most dire socio-economic conditions of any group in America, and urban Indians are a group that faces unique challenges. There is a critical lack of research on the issues facing Native families residing in urban areas and the important differences between urban Indians and Indians residing on tribal lands. There is a need for more data to address the unique and common concerns that Native people in America's cities share with each other and with their reservation-based relatives.

January 1, 2008

In This Report, You’ll Learn

  1. 1

    Characteristics that define an urban Indian.

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    Data and statistics about urban Indians and the issues they face.

  3. 3

    Who is considered an urban Indian and how they can be better represented in statistics.

  4. 4

    Recommendations and considerations for future work to provide crucial services to urban Indians.

Key Takeaway

Socio-economic conditions of native people

There is a critical lack of research on the issues facing Native families residing in urban areas and virtually no research focused directly on understanding and alleviating the many social ills this population currently suffers, such as disparities in rates of poverty, disability status, educational attainment, employment, and single-parent status.

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