Sunday, February 13, 2011

Ziebach County, SD - America's poorest

A look inside America's poorest county -

"At a time when the weak economy is squeezing communities across the nation, recently released census figures show that nowhere are the numbers as bad as here - a county with 2,500 residents, most of them Cheyenne River Sioux Indians living on a reservation.

In the coldest months of the year, when seasonal construction work disappears and the South Dakota prairie freezes, unemployment among the Sioux can hit 90 percent."

The Cheyenne River Mission is served by the Diocese of South Dakota's Northwest Deanery. Please remember these churches in your prayers.

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