Posted December 05, 2019 03:18:36 A new report by the U.S. Forest Service says that Native American communities are suffering due to the impact of climate change, drought and other factors.
The report was released on Thursday by the Forest Service and Native American groups.
The report says that climate change is creating new threats to native peoples and is exacerbating other factors affecting their communities, such as poverty, unemployment and drug use.
Native Americans have historically lived in communities in the western United States, including in Arizona, Colorado, Utah and Nevada.
In the last 20 years, the number of Native American reservations has grown by more than 40 percent, according to the report.
Some of the challenges facing native communities are linked to climate change.
Climate change is expected to increase the frequency of extreme weather events such as heat waves and wildfires, according the report, which was released in response to a public comment period.
It also predicts that the number and severity of drought-related disasters and water scarcity could increase.
“In order to cope with the impact on their communities from climate change and the impacts of these other challenges, many Native American tribal governments and their governments have responded by creating and maintaining programs and infrastructure to support the local economy, while also creating and sustaining programs and activities to support programs that are tailored to support their needs,” said Karen C. Ojeda, a Forest Service geologist and the report’s lead author.
There are many different forms of government, including tribal, state and local, but tribal governments also have the power to enact policies, such the land use and resource management plans that they develop, said Ojeva, who is with the National Center for Native American Studies.
The Forest Service has received requests for comments on the report since it was published in late December.
For instance, Ojea said there is a need for a federal law requiring tribes to provide jobs and pay their own bills in a way that does not threaten their ability to provide services to their communities.
In addition to the jobs and housing, there are other problems.
There are also some challenges with education.
Many Native American and Pacific Islander youth are unable to attend school, according a 2016 survey by the Native American Youth Resource Center.
It is also difficult to find jobs because many tribal communities do not have the infrastructure to hire qualified workers, according Ojera.
Another issue is that many Native Americans lack the funds to pay for healthcare for their children, according Wyo.com.
The Center for Biological Diversity says that the poverty rate in Native American youth is between 22 percent and 35 percent, with a high rate of children living in poverty.
This is a critical time for Native Americans, according Eric L. Wylie, a former president of the Navajo Nation, which includes the cities of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Apache Junction, Ariz.
Laying off thousands of tribal members has become more difficult because of the increased costs associated with health care and food.
Wylie said tribal governments must work with the private sector to help Native Americans in rural areas.
According to the study, the percentage of native children in poverty among all U.M. students has increased by a factor of three since 2000, and the percentage living in urban areas by a staggering 20 percent since 2010.
Indian children are more likely to be in poverty, according data released in September by the Census Bureau.
The Census Bureau found that Native students in rural and urban areas are more than twice as likely to live in poverty compared to other students.
In 2016, about 28.6 percent of Indian students were living in low-income families, according an analysis by the Center for American Progress, a liberal-leaning research group.
While the census data is based on the 2011-12 survey, there has been some improvement since then, said Wylies.
Many Native American people rely on the federal government for food assistance, according Native American Student Financial Assistance Program, or NASFAP.
Native American students have access to a variety of federal programs that help students pay for school.
NASFALP also offers assistance for tribal students who have not been able to attend classes due to poverty, the report said.
But some Native American leaders say the government has not been responsive to their needs.
As a result, some communities have taken to calling the federal agency the Native Child Welfare and Development Agency.
The U.C. Davis School of Law in California, which runs NASFANP, is known as one of the nation’s most progressive law schools.
NASANAP has also partnered with the Center on Native American Issues at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
More than 10 percent of Native children live in foster care, according NASANAPS report.
According to a study by the Congressional Research Service,