Violent crime is out of control on the Reservations here in the Dakotas. The problems are so severe that they are under discussion in Washington, DC.
Anglicans should have a special prayer burden for the Reservations. Under government direction back in the days of President Grant, The Episcopal Church was ceded most Reservation ministry in the Dakotas.
Lakota/Nakota/Dakota men, in particular, had their traditional roles as hunters and warriors destroyed by White control. Add to this poverty, generational cycles of addiction and other significant health issues, and a hellish environment is not hard to imagine.
Itancan, onsiundamiye; Lord, have mercy; Itancan, onsiundamiye;
Christ, onsiundamiye; Christ, have mercy; Christ, onsiundamiye;
Itancan, onsiundamiye; Lord, have mercy; Itancan, onsiundamiye.