Percentage of homeless disproportionately high in Seattle


Last updated 3/16/2018 at 11:35am Skalstad

SEATTLE, Wash.-The city of Seattle, Washington may have been named after a Native American chief of the Duwamish and Suquamish tribes, but in today's world the city and surrounding areas are not smiling on the plight of Native Americans.

In a country where Native Americans die at higher rates than most Americans from diabetes, drugs and homicide, and have experienced a long history of often-violent displacement, they also make up an outsized portion of the homeless population, reported the Seattle Times in their February 9 article, "Native Americans, Seattle's original residents, are homel...

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