Change is coming: Presidential visit inspires tribal youth

Source: The Bismarck Tribune
December 28, 2014 6:00 am  •  Article link

Kendrick Eagle spoke about how he — at 21 years of age — ended up single-handedly raising his four younger brothers while attending college.

When his father died several years back, his stepmother turned to alcohol and drugs. His younger siblings remained under her care while he moved to Bismarck for school and later to Washington state.

He didn’t stay away long.

“I kept getting texts and calls from people in my hometown,” he said.

His brothers’ home situation had gotten out of hand. People were abusing his siblings. His brothers — one as young as 5 — wandered around Cannon Ball at midnight looking for their mother.

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