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'No one steps up to serve' more than Native Americans, yet they are poorest, least insured vets


November 1, 2019

Native Americans and Native Alaskans are more likely to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces than any other group, yet they remain among the poorest and least insured veterans with the least access to Department of Veterans Affairs services.

Tribal leaders and advocates traveled from across the country to Washington to tell members of Congress exactly that, and to highlight the unique barriers to care that Native veterans face, despite histories of service older than the United States itself.


Reader Comments

Christopher writes:

As a Black vet, I salute and empathize with my Native American brothers and sisters in arms. Black people have had it bad here at times... But the NATIVES, whose land was STOLEN and whose people were MURDERED yet they still fought, killed and DIED for this nation. It's SHAMEFUL!


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