Native Americans Who Can't Afford Heat Take Desperate Measures To Stay Warm

“Out here, it feels like we’re in our own world. It doesn’t feel like the U.S. It feels like a third-world country.”

As temperatures dropped below zero on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation earlier this month, one young girl felt she had had enough.She was tired of feeling cold inside her home as temperatures plummeted, which they do often there. She had enough of watching her parents constantly struggle to scrounge up wood to heat the house.The 12-year-old girl went to the bathroom and tried to kill herself.“She was tired of waking up cold,” Jimmy Two Bulls, a Pine Ridge resident who’s helping ou...