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Major: Indian Studies
Mentor: Dr. Wendelin Hume
Expected Graduation Date: May 2010
I am Southern Owens Valley Paiute, born and raised on the Bishop Paiute Reservation in California. I received my bachelor’s degree in Indian Studies, along with two minors, one in Political Science and the other in Criminal Justice. As a child I grew up in a small valley under 14,000 foot mountains, where I spent all of my time outdoors. I also grew up fancy dancing in social powwows and showing quarter horses in Western Pleasure horse shows. I chose UND for the Indian Studies program they offer. After I graduate, my plan is to pursue a Ph. D in Indian Studies so I can teach at an university and write.
Abstract: Social Costs of Methamphetamines to the Individual
Methamphetamines effect everyone in the United States directly and/or indirectly. Research shows that methamphetamines place a tremedous negative impact on society. Indirectly, the negative consequences range from the very top level of government, all the way down to personal poverty. As a result of the negative consequences, everyone pays higher product prices. Additionally, the prison system has a high influx of methamphetime users, resulting in a greater financial burden on society. Research shows an even more negative impact on those with a direct association. People that are more closely connected with an addict share the same burden the indirect people share, along with choas and unpredictability in their lives. Research shows directly; implying one who is the methamphetamine user, has more mental, physical, emotional, and financial problems.