WHEREAS, the history of the Native American Indians is intertwined with that of African-Americans; and
WHEREAS, during slavery the Native American Indian nations provided safe havens for run-away slaves; and
WHEREAS, the African-American and Native American Indian have faced the same or similar discrimination and bigotry in America; and
WHEREAS, Native American Indians have participated in, and fought alongside African-Americans during the civil rights movement for equality of all people; and
WHEREAS, the poverty rate, and unemployment rate for Native American Indians are higher than that of any ethnic group in America; and
WHEREAS, the illiteracy rate for Native American Indians is higher than that of any ethnic group in America; and
WHEREAS, the majority of Americans are unaware of the extremely poor living conditions most Native American Indians live in.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the NAACP is committed to immediately help publicize the plight of Native Americans; and, that the NAACP further highlight this issue during its National Convention in Los Angeles in 2011, and at the 2011 Image Awards Ceremony.