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Homelessness identified as top issue in Farmington area to be...

There are 29 comments on the Farmington Daily Times story from May 27, 2014, titled Homelessness identified as top issue in Farmington area to be.... In it, Farmington Daily Times reports that:

Residents who attended Farmington's community needs assessment meetings last week ranked homelessness as the city's largest issue that should be addressed with federal grants.

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Indian

Flint, MI

#21 Jun 24, 2014
lolol wrote:
The tribe could fix 75% of the problem by allowing alcohol on the rez. DWI would drop, death by exposure would drop, pedestrian deaths would drop.
One method to recovery from alcoholism is for society to acknowledge there is a problem. Right now as long as the 'problem' is somewhere other than Rez town, Arizona, there "is no" alcohol problem. It is Gallup's problem, it is Farmington's problem.

Until the Father, the Mother, the Navajo community acknowledges the problem and takes responsibility for it, then the Navajo Nation is as much the culprit to alcoholism followed by homelessness in Farmington.

In my experience however, I somehow held 'responsible' for 'sending' a relative to jail (even after 4 court appearances) for drunken driving….not once, twice, thrice, but FOUR x's. Yet per the family it was my fault why the relative had to go to jail because he broke his plea agreement.

A simple example of how far the Navajo society has to go in taking responsible action for their members.
Shorty Nez

United States

#22 Jun 26, 2014
Indian wrote:
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Until the Father, the Mother, the Navajo community acknowledges the problem and takes responsibility for it, then the Navajo Nation is as much the culprit to alcoholism followed by homelessness in Farmington.
There are people on the Navajo Reservation that try to mind the business of other people. We call them "Nosy Jaans".
indian

Flint, MI

#23 Jun 26, 2014
Shorty Nez wrote:
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There are people on the Navajo Reservation that try to mind the business of other people. We call them "Nosy Jaans".
....you can see by example of the attitudes and dis likes of one of the majority on the Rez in 2014. Alcoholism and subsequently homelessness are in 'harmony' with the Navajo Nation.
curenado

United States

#24 Nov 1, 2015
I was told not to do a farm in farmington because they like a gringo community and are pretty mean. That's how they made their place. If we were going to go there, we would go first and see if the people receive us or don't want us.
But it is a shame on natural people to not participate in taking care of the people. It is not wrong of the gringos to want their town anymore than other people are more comfortable around others like them. Natives are just as racist as gringos, but racial pride and dignity are good. They make people strong. It is only the meanest spirit of race persecution that shames people.
We will look for a town that we fit in, but we will not drive by our own and say "oh the gringos have a fancy wagon let them do what seems good to them". It is not easy and life is not fun all day. We all do more of obligation and need than whatever we please.
Both people's know this and both have people who struggle.

***as a side note, i was howled out somewhere else because if you ask politely how a town is and explain you don't want to impose or have an awkward encounter...you are a racist!! Most vile! For simply respecting people's town and life, like you would if you were moving among other people like you.
I think if acceptable we should live with people more like us, but I hope their is trade in the other towns too. Right now the most imporant thing is for all our towns to be strong and have good gardens and things among our own selves. To be greatful and content in the less crazy parts of the country.
i do not like alcohol, but I know men struggle with it and suffer under it. That has always been.
Whatever I want

Albuquerque, NM

#25 Dec 14, 2015
Free Red-Apple Flier rides from Farmington to Shiprock could do a lot to aleviate the problem. So many get a lift into town, but have no way back to the reservation after they're done in town.
There is a free native bus to Shiprock from American furniture parking lot. Couple times a week. Worked in that part of town for three years and met several natives that rode the free bus to Shiprock. They told me that that had free homes and pets in shiprock to return to after spending many daze drunk bumming and mooching around Farmington. They knew where the free meals were, free whatever available, free everything that could carry. They were proud of their ability to load up, medical up, and suck up any resource. Then meet the bus in the parking lot and slink home. Just to repeat the cycle in a few daze. WTF ? Poster humans for the FREE birth control movement. What happened to the billions the tribe collected recently ? Missing is it ? Build a fecking skelter on the red and legalize alcohol. Then your glonniessss can homeless up in their hood. Nothing will change. It will be discrimination yadda yadda. The natives will find a way to pass the blame. Poor things. Hahaha
Inyun Joe Diner

Santa Fe, NM

#26 Dec 15, 2015
XandO wrote:
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Such ignorance. But, hey, what else can we expect from Farmington "residents"?
Me see you have mommy issues. Heap big'um issues. And take the sucker bait every time.
Don

United States

#27 Jan 31, 2016
I drove through Farmington late last September. I got good vibes from the place. I can see though that it probably has limited economic opportunity. I would say get up and move. I don't know why people tend to stay near their birth place or where they grew up. Life is continuous change. People come into and out of our lives whether we move around or stay in one place. That is just the nature of life. There are plenty of places with sufficient opportunity to get by or even do very well. Transportation is cheap and easy. You can always get home regularly to see family and old friends. You may see them more this way than if you live next door (often, we don't exercise the opportunity to see those nearby). It is a big world. No reason to stay in one place.
Urdumb

Farmington, NM

#28 Jan 31, 2016
Inyun Joe Diner wrote:
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Me see you have mommy issues. Heap big'um issues. And take the sucker bait every time.
I can see your intellectual capacity is quite limited.
Go figr

Albuquerque, NM

#29 Jan 31, 2016
Urdumb wrote:
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I can see your intellectual capacity is quite limited.
Then there are "those" who just can't seem to let go of "farmington" and move on!

You can move the Farmington across the country, but you can't take the Farmington-nite out of him!

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