Heitkamp and Murkowski: Standing up for Native American children
The statistics sound like they come from another county. A one-in-five chance of committing suicide, a one-in-10 chance of being abused, twice as likely to be placed in foster care and a one-in-three chance of living in poverty.
But these are the odds, right here, in the United States for Native American children living in North Dakota, Alaska, Oklahoma, California and across the country today.
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