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Filed Under: Canada | Law
Native mother plans to file suit over son's death in Alberta jail (07/16)
Edward Snowshoe, 24, had been kept in solitary confinement for 162 consecutive days.

Filed Under: Health | World
Study shows high rate of suicide among Guarani Tribe in Brazil (06/05)
The majority of people who take their lives were between the ages of 15 and 30.

Filed Under: Health
Crushplate: 10 disturbing facts about Indian Country health (04/23)
The Crushplate blog uncovers 10 disturbing facts regarding the health of Native Americans.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Highlights from Day 1 of NCAI winter session in Washington, DC (03/12)
The National Congress of American Indians opened its winter session on Tuesday.

Filed Under: Health | National
Gila River Indian Community saw eight youth suicides in a year (03/10)
The Gila River Indian Community of Arizona saw eight youth suicides over the course of the year, a situation that's all too common throughout Indian Country.

Filed Under: Education | National | Sports
Column: Oglala Sioux teen reaches out to vulnerable youth (02/04)
Janay Jumping Eagle, a young member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, is offering hope on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Filed Under: Health | Politics
Native youth suicide program in New Mexico awaits funds (01/21)
Lawmakers in New Mexico are trying to secure funding for Native youth suicide programs.

Filed Under: National | Technology
Native Sun News: Suicides in military continue to escalate (01/20)
More active duty personnel in the U.S. military died by their own hand than in combat in 2012.

Filed Under: National | Sports
Native Sun News: Ramping up efforts to prevent suicide (01/17)
Suicide rates in Indian Country have historically been higher than any other community in the United States.

Filed Under: Opinion
Brandon Ecoffey: Let's stop suicide in our communities (01/14)
With the onset of a new Gregorian calendar that serves for us Lakota as the halfway mark in our year and a reminder that Sundance is quickly approaching, it is time for all of us in the Native 'establishment' to prioritize the issues that are most important to the people

Filed Under: Canada
First Nations leaders call for plan to address youth suicide (01/09)
Native leaders are calling for a national action plan to address suicide among youth following the death of the son of a chief.

Filed Under: Opinion
Julianne Jennings: Put an end to bullying of our Native students (11/21)
Julianne Jennings discusses how bullying affects Native students.

Filed Under: Opinion
Column: Alaska Native youth speak out for change in villages (11/04)
Alaska Native youth share stories of struggle in hopes of bringing change to their communities.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion
Opinion: Sequester cuts hinder Native youth suicide prevention (10/23)
Despite high rates of suicide among American Indian and Alaska Native youth, mental heath funds are being reduced due to sequestration.

Filed Under: Canada | Opinion
Dustin Twin: First Nation sees epidemic of suicide and violence (09/06)
Dustin Twin says young people on his reserve in Canada are turning to suicide and crime.

Filed Under: Health | National
APRN: Alaska Natives meet for conference to discuss suicide (08/22)
Alaska Native leaders are in Anchorage to discuss high rates of suicide among their people.

Filed Under: Canada | Opinion
Column: Suicide rate still high among Manitoba's Native youth (08/12)
Columnist discusses the high rate of suicide among Native youth in Manitoba.

Filed Under: National
Native Sun News: Student honored for suicide prevention work (07/30)
A member of the Southern Cheyenne and Arapaho tribe has been honored with an award that acknowledges his commitment to preventing suicide among Native American communities and his efforts at cultural preservation.

Filed Under: Law | National
Couple wants Navajo Nation to establish marriage equality (06/27)
A lesbian couple from the Navajo Nation says it's time for the tribe to establish marriage equality in the wake of historic rulings from the U.S. Supreme Court.

Filed Under: Education
Cherokee professor brings unique perspective to social work (05/13)
David A. Patterson, a professor at Washington University in St. Louis, brings a unique perspective to social problems facing Indian Country. Patterson, who has Cherokee ancestry, struggled with substance abuse...

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