Most Native Americans live in cities, not reservations.

This article relates to Goal 1 on Poverty and Goal 10 on Inequality: "Today, 78% of Native Americans live off-reservation, and 72% live in urban or suburban environments."

Joe Whittle documented Native American experiences in the Bay Area during summer 2017. Chah-tah Gould (Ohlone), Michelle Lot (Cherokee), Michael Horse (Yaqui), Patricia St Onge (Mohawk), Decoy Gallerina (Apache), Isabella Zizi (Northern Cheyenne, Arikara and Muscogee Creek) and Star Morgan (Navajo) each share their stories.

“According to Janeen Comenote, executive director of the National Urban Indian Family Coalition, “poverty remains one of the most challenging aspects to contemporary urban Indian life. While I do recognize that a sizable chunk of our populations are solidly middle class, every Native person I know has either experienced poverty or has a family member who is. Housing and homelessness remain at the top of the list of challenges.””

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