Census report: Shiprock has third-hig...

Census report: Shiprock has third-highest poverty rate among Native American communities

There are 39 comments on the Farmington Daily Times story from Feb 24, 2013, titled Census report: Shiprock has third-highest poverty rate among Native American communities. In it, Farmington Daily Times reports that:

Shiprock has the third-highest poverty rate among Native American communities in the country, according to a new census report.

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Since: Jul 11

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#1 Feb 26, 2013
Come out Come out wrote:
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No thanks, I earned a zero I'll take that zero. I have no problem with taking full responsibility for my actions or lack thereof. Isn't that the most logical way to look at this issue of the no zero policy? I mean I understand the math behind the no zero policy but the idea of someone who does no work or refuses to put forth any effort and not addressing their attitude towards their education but rather creating a more forgiving system in the hopes that they will "get their act together" seems shortsighted to me. We are failing our children as schools, as parents and as a society. It's time we wake up to the reality that the "arrested development" that we are enabling will surely be the downfall of our community. As entertaining as I find the "back and forths" between you, the Manning's and whammer jammer, I am always left wondering if you (all of you involved) were to put your skills to better use and try to come together for the sake of your community, the apathy, discord and the racism and bigotry on both sides of the issue might start to slowly ebb away and maybe, just maybe, we could move forward and get something meaningful accomplished. Hand holding once in a while is OK, a hand out, however, may do more harm than good.
It appears we agree on the no zero policy not being a good idea. Apparently it has become the next IT thing in educations circles. Hopefully it runs its course and goes away.

As far as the comming together comment. The talk and rhetoric comming out of kirtland by many people, gave the impression that there was no room for compromise. Unfortunately Mr. Whammer Jammer is not alone with the tone of his rhetoric in the community either. I heard very Whammer Jammer like comments come from many whom I thought were reasonable people in kirtland.

I have told my children to not come back to this area, they can find better opportunities and people elsewhere. I want them to be judged for their accomplishments, not the color of their skin or their religion.

I am afraid with what I see in kirtland, the only way things will change is when the whammer jammer generation is in a nursing home. You can't unteach something as ugly and ingrained as what showed up to that board meeting in may of 2011. It was very unfortunate and really a self inflicted tragedy for the people of kirtland.

Hopefully some of the better natured people of Kirtland start to build those bridges, and repair the damage done.

I see the current board and the superindendent as setting the middle ground, at least as far as education goes where both sides need to meet, and work together. Who knows if it will succeed. Or even if both selfish sides of this age old arguement will allow it to succeed. But we owe our youth at least this much to try.
twilight

Chandler, AZ

#2 Feb 26, 2013
This area is populated by some of the most backward and ignorant people you will find anywhere in the U.S.
Joe

Lynchburg, VA

#3 Feb 26, 2013
Proof Navajos can't get anything right

Since: Jul 11

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#4 Feb 26, 2013
my bad on the above post computer malfunction.

Yes this area is backwards navajo and anglo.
whammer jammer

Albuquerque, NM

#5 Feb 26, 2013
Subutai wrote:
my bad on the above post computer malfunction.
Yes this area is backwards navajo and anglo.
Sad commentary...discourage your heirs from inhabiting this wonderful area....is an insult to those of us who are vested in this area, who have deep roots, homesteaders, who have the future of ALL students in our hearts. There is no color separation when it comes to a child's success. They are, after all, ALL our future. Reality. That's what we should be teaching them. Not 'exceptions'. Not.....because of your ancestor's injustice, you're justified in certain exceptions based on that history. That's just not done. It's not correct, it's not just for ALL students. To make any exception because of race, location or ancestrial history is not right. Exception is earned. The top graduate should be that. The student who worked the hardest his/her entire student venture. For someone to come along, change the rules and degrade that is sad. Now, back to the topic...why is Shiprock the 'third highest'?
Ray

Maywood, CA

#6 Mar 6, 2013
That is what reservations systems were set up for... FAILURE.
Ray

Maywood, CA

#7 Mar 6, 2013
Joe wrote:
Proof Navajos can't get anything right
We got it right during WWII. Saved the US from Japan with our language. Learn some history BOY!
Joe

Earlysville, VA

#8 Mar 6, 2013
Ray wrote:
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We got it right during WWII. Saved the US from Japan with our language. Learn some history BOY!
WWII? HA!

Sorry but it's not saving you from alcohol, poverty and rudeness right now.
It's a dying language and will be gone soon. Your younger generation don't speak it and rather speak spanish and act black.
Patt Day

Monroe, VA

#9 Mar 8, 2013
Ray wrote:
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We got it right during WWII. Saved the US from Japan with our language. Learn some history BOY!
Typical Navajo, wanting entitlements from someone else's hard work. Unless you were a Code Talker then try earning it yourself through hard work. Go to McDonalds and tell the cashier you saved us in WWII, see if they give you some fries for it, probably not.
twilight

United States

#10 Mar 8, 2013
Subutai wrote:
my bad on the above post computer malfunction.
Yes this area is backwards navajo and anglo.
I was referring to anglos. When I first moved to this town many years ago, I thought it was one of the most backward places I'd ever seen.
James

Florence, AL

#11 Mar 22, 2013
Ray wrote:
That is what reservations systems were set up for... FAILURE.
The proof is in the pudding! Window Rock Navajo Nation Government set up to fail.

Try to improve the governemnt and you will be ousted! By the old farts who are the ones who stand for the status quo!
Adglaani Tso

Earlysville, VA

#12 Mar 22, 2013
James wrote:
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The proof is in the pudding! Window Rock Navajo Nation Government set up to fail!
Try to improve the governemnt and you will be ousted! By the old farts who are the ones who stand for the status quo!
You're starting to use too many exclamation points again!!

Yaddi-la, do I have to keep reminding you?
patt

Madison Heights, VA

#13 Mar 22, 2013
Adglaani Tso wrote:
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You're starting to use too many exclamation points again!!
Yaddi-la, do I have to keep reminding you?
Good job grammar police.

Another worthless post
TrailBlazers

Muscle Shoals, AL

#14 Mar 22, 2013
Trailblazers = Shiprock?(what happened?)
patt

Lynchburg, VA

#15 Mar 22, 2013
TrailBlazers wrote:
Trailblazers = Shiprock?(what happened?)
Chili Yazzie, Ray Begaye, Shiprock Fair Board. I don't think so
Sick of Tribal Politics

Florence, AL

#16 Mar 23, 2013
patt wrote:
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Chili Yazzie, Ray Begaye, Shiprock Fair Board. I don't think so
Don't forget RBDO-Shiprock. Set up to fail! Keep Navajos in their place? Out of work and on the government tit?

Chili was recently stirring up trouble just like what in the 70's to drive away jobs and looking to line his own pockets and the pockets of his friends with $$$$? Remember the mismanagement of Shiprock Chapter and Chapter funds started in his previous administration and his supposedly going to fix this by summer? Yeah right. Shiprock will never be a LGA certified Chapter.
Adglaani Tso

Lynchburg, VA

#17 Mar 25, 2013
patt wrote:
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Good job grammar police.
Another worthless post
99.99% of the posts on topix are worthless. Including yours. Get a clue, numbnuts, these are all no more than juvenile scribblings on the bathroom wall. LOL
Patt

Charlottesville, VA

#18 Mar 25, 2013
Adglaani Tso wrote:
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99.99% of the posts on topix are worthless. Including yours. Get a clue, numbnuts, these are all no more than juvenile scribblings on the bathroom wall. LOL
I rest my case.

Boom
Ray

Maywood, CA

#19 Mar 29, 2013
Joe wrote:
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WWII? HA!
Sorry but it's not saving you from alcohol, poverty and rudeness right now.
It's a dying language and will be gone soon. Your younger generation don't speak it and rather speak spanish and act black.
It saved you from using chop sticks and bending over to greet illegals.
How it it dying?
White kids are acting black too. Are you?
Ray

Maywood, CA

#20 Mar 29, 2013
Patt Day wrote:
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Typical Navajo, wanting entitlements from someone else's hard work. Unless you were a Code Talker then try earning it yourself through hard work. Go to McDonalds and tell the cashier you saved us in WWII, see if they give you some fries for it, probably not.
Just like your people coming over here and stealing everything in sight, and then calling it progress. right!
Pretty soon all US cities will look like Detroit.
I don't eat at McDonald's.

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