It’s so easy to throw in the towel, say it’s not my problem, or say the problem is not solvable. After all, the “Indian problem” has been around for hundreds of years and to most people, it’s not going to change!
As difficult as things are on the Fort Peck Reservation and other Reservations, there is an extreme opportunity as well. The problems will exist until one person or a group of people say, ‘No more!”
The funny thing about big and small problems is the ones that get solved aren’t okay to live with.
Once you’ve attempted a few fixes for a problem and they fail, then you are going to see how badly you want the solution.
When most people are confronted with problems that aren’t solvable inside the box, they can’t make the transition to out-of-the-box thinking.
Einstein famously quipped that the creators of a problem can’t be the solvers of the problem.
Third world conditions and living in squalor are nothing new to Native Americans.
Usually, there is a silver lining to all adversity, even when it is so painful at the time.
No, you can’t change the past, but hopefully, future generations will be able to look back and realize the extreme opportunity that came from the problem being solved.
If you’re inspired by our efforts with Love Has No Color, reach out and find out how you can make a difference!