As with anything it's all about perception, The college scouts say don't recruit from Indian Country.."Excellent Athletes" But....never stay in college always run back home to the Rez..I have an opinion on this and it goes like this..most of the Tribes were put in the worst places way outside of where anybody wanted to live..so no real jobs to speak of..nothing that would make you a $100,000 a year. So the Mentality of the Reservations were the same as any small town U.S.A. maybe only 1% or less got out to do anything..the rest fell into complacency can't go up cause some other tribal member is already there. can't go sideways because some other tribal member is "Already" there with no plans to leave..so the option is move away from the Rez and find a job, join the Military or stay put and hope somebody passes away so a spot opens up. Getting an education is an option and then you run into situations 1&2..and your left with a Higher Education then the person working there. On a different note..Reservation schools do not, I repeat Do not prepare you for anything close to college..much less High school. or the job market...It's sad that at one point we only had two council members with college now we have four..out of eleven.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 15:51