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The concept that profits directed from oil companies do not solve problems the people make for themselves
I am a new resident of Alaska. Because of my job I have witnessed first hand how some natives treat themselves and waste the money they are given that comes from the resources of Alaska.
I work as a security guard in Fairbanks Alaska. I know about the money natives receive both from the PFD and from the payments given from the tribes themselves. Some of these natives spend the money on Alcohol or waste it in other ways.
It is a shame to see but those who think that such money can solve problems fail to take into account the fact that some will choose just to waste such resources and destroy themselves in the process.
Many natives die young because of alcohol abuse as well as other drugs.
I see it first hand and it is a sad thing to see.