Red Lake Nation News - Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places)

A job for life, and death


They keep farming even when their eyesight is failing and their hearts are going bad.

They get back on their tractors after farm accidents have put them in the hospital, sometimes with permanently disabling injuries.

Unlike the rest of the working world, where retirement at age 65 is typical and sometimes mandatory, most farmers keep working. Many die on the job, because they gamble with their aging bodies once too often.


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