Hale speaks to Native American leaders about youth drug abuse
“I am deeply concerned about all the youth incarcerated in the federal system, 79 percent are Native American. This is unacceptable. We must act and do something to stop this now,” Hale said.
“Our children deserve more. They are not a promise in a campaign; they are our priority. We must include them in the conversation and show them that we love them and hold ourselves accountable for their future,” Hale said.
Hale addressed the challenges found in most Native lands such as high poverty, low employment, high dropout rates, and lack of infrastructure.