More: suicide

Lawsuit seeks damages for death of girl at Bureau of Indian Education school
Education | Law | National
Lawsuit seeks damages for death of girl at Bureau of Indian Education school (October 13, 2017)
The grandfather of a 14-year-old girl who died at a Bureau of Indian Education boarding school in South Dakota has filed a lawsuit against the federal government.

First Nations seek more resources to address suicide crisis among youth
Canada | Health
First Nations seek more resources to address suicide crisis among youth (July 10, 2017)
According to the Nishnawbe Aski Nation, 18 people have taken their lives on reserves in Ontario since January.

Ben Nighthorse Campbell links racism to suicide among youth
Health | National
Ben Nighthorse Campbell links racism to suicide among youth (June 6, 2017)
Native youth suffer from high rates of suicide and Ben Nighthorse Campbell, a former U.S. Senator, believes racism is one of the causes.

Indian Health Service plans to award $1.4M in Native youth grants
Health | National
Indian Health Service plans to award $1.4M in Native youth grants (December 7, 2016)
The money will be used to address suicidal behavior and substance misuse among Native youth.

Native youth remain hopeful as nation transitions to new president
Education | Health | National | Politics
Native youth remain hopeful as nation transitions to new president (November 30, 2016)
The #NoDAPL movement, preventing suicide and promoting educational opportunities are among the top priorities of the new generation in Indian Country.

Kristi Noem: Addressing the many challenges in Indian Country
Opinion | Politics
Kristi Noem: Addressing the many challenges in Indian Country (October 10, 2016)
The challenges ahead are undeniable, but I’m confident even the most daunting hurdles will be overcome.

Tim Giago: Our people are dying too young and without dignity
Opinion
Tim Giago: Our people are dying too young and without dignity (September 12, 2016)
I saw a news film many years ago about one of the concentration camps in Poland after World War II had ended.

Lakota Country Times: Summer program connects with Native youth
Arts & Entertainment | Education | National
Lakota Country Times: Summer program connects with Native youth (July 29, 2016)
A summer art program on the Pine Ridge Reservation introduced professional artists to tribal youth in an effort to help combat the high rate of suicide among young Lakota.

Harold Monteau: Saving our future generations from scourge of suicide
Health | Opinion
Harold Monteau: Saving our future generations from scourge of suicide (June 6, 2016)
What we need now in Indian Country and our communities, both rural and urban, are strategies.

Native Sun News: Anti-suicide effort incorporates tribal traditions
Health | National | Sports
Native Sun News: Anti-suicide effort incorporates tribal traditions (May 25, 2016)
The Full Circle-Kyle Health Center program’s innovative approach emphasizes the positive aspects of life, including individual achievement within a group, or collectivistic, setting, family and community.

Wenona Wolf: Native people are invisible in our own homeland
Opinion
Wenona Wolf: Native people are invisible in our own homeland (May 23, 2016)
Even in a city of well-educated residents, I have encountered so many people who know little to nothing about native people, even though Wisconsin is home to 11 federally recognized tribes.

Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge youth learn about martial arts
National | Sports
Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge youth learn about martial arts (May 20, 2016)
Full Circle Martial Arts was invited to the Pine Ridge Reservation to help combat the recent suicide epidemic by giving kids a place to go, a physical activity to take part in and an environment where they could find a support network.

Secretary of Education John King visits Pine Ridge Reservation
Education | Health | National
Secretary of Education John King visits Pine Ridge Reservation (May 13, 2016)
The Education Department also announced a $107,631 grant to address suicide on the reservation.

Peter d'Errico: Suicides are outcome of intergenerational trauma
Canada | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Suicides are outcome of intergenerational trauma (May 2, 2016)
Attawapiskat and other Native communities have but one way forward: to address each other and challenge the surrounding world at a depth that arises from the soul and meets history, with an aim to recover the balance between spiritual and temporal that allows humans to live free lives.

Ruth Hopkins: Tell indigenous youth that their lives really matter
Opinion
Ruth Hopkins: Tell indigenous youth that their lives really matter (May 2, 2016)
They are more precious than diamonds. They are love personified. They are proof of our ancestor's victory over tyranny and death.

Report shows dramatic increase in suicide rates in Indian Country
Health | National
Report shows dramatic increase in suicide rates in Indian Country (April 22, 2016)
Suicide rates among American Indian women grew by 89 percent between 1999 and 2014, representing largest rate increase among all racial and ethnic groups in the United States.

Lakota Country Times: Teenager's anti-suicide movement grows
National | Sports
Lakota Country Times: Teenager's anti-suicide movement grows (April 12, 2016)
Suicide on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation has been a hot topic for decades as many have lost their battle with the disease.

 First Nation in Manitoba declares emergency over youth suicide
Canada | Health
First Nation in Manitoba declares emergency over youth suicide (March 22, 2016)
The Cross Lake First Nation in Manitoba lacks adequate health care services to address the ongoing crisis.

Lakota Country Times: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe tackles suicide
Health | National
Lakota Country Times: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe tackles suicide (March 10, 2016)
The residents of the Cheyenne River Reservation are tired of their children leaving this world too early.

Arne Vainio: Let's start to banish the shame associated with suicide
Health | Opinion
Arne Vainio: Let's start to banish the shame associated with suicide (March 3, 2016)
My father's suicide is never far from my mind. I go outside at night and I look at the stars and I think about him.

President Obama seeks another increase for Indian Health Service budget
Health | National | Politics
President Obama seeks another increase for Indian Health Service budget (February 10, 2016)
The agency would see a record $6.6 million in funding under the last budget of President Barack Obama's administration.

Yurok Tribe declares state of emergency in response to suicides
Health | National
Yurok Tribe declares state of emergency in response to suicides (January 21, 2016)
In the past 18 months, seven people in a small community have taken their lives.

City agrees to pay $900K for death of Alaska Native man in jail cell
Law
City agrees to pay $900K for death of Alaska Native man in jail cell (January 21, 2016)
Louis Bunyan was 21 years old when he died while in police custody in July 2011.

South Dakota Legislature hears first State of the Tribes address
Health | National | Politics
South Dakota Legislature hears first State of the Tribes address (January 15, 2016)
Chairman Harold Frazier of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe discussed health care, youth suicide and economic development during the inaugural speech.

Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe addresses youth suicide
Health | National
Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe addresses youth suicide (January 6, 2016)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe is preparing to fight the battle against suicide well into the future, according to the executive director Tiger Brown Bull.

Vi Waln: Bullying remains a big problem in tribal communities
Opinion
Vi Waln: Bullying remains a big problem in tribal communities (December 22, 2015)
People my age grew up watching more incidents of heavy drinking, drugging, child abuse and neglect, as well as extreme violence and devastating sex crimes happening on our homelands.

Oglala Sioux Tribe loses grant for suicide prevention program
Education | Health | National
Oglala Sioux Tribe loses grant for suicide prevention program (November 23, 2015)
At least 20 young people on the Pine Ridge Reservation have taken their lives since December and more than 250 have attempted suicide.

Mike Myers: Historical trauma takes hold of tribal nations
Politics
Mike Myers: Historical trauma takes hold of tribal nations (November 6, 2015)
Suicide is not a spontaneous event it is the last act in a scenario that has progressed to this moment.

Brandon Ecoffey: Real and immediate threats to our people
Opinion
Brandon Ecoffey: Real and immediate threats to our people (November 6, 2015)
You do not have to go to Iraq, Syria, or Afghanistan to find the third-world and real and immediate threats to American citizens, all you have to do is visit a reservation.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Addressing trauma in our communities
Health | Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Addressing trauma in our communities (November 3, 2015)
We can point that proverbial finger of blame at the white man and whine endlessly about what our ancestors had to endure and for what we are coping with today until the sun stops rising but it won’t so us any good.

Erik Stegman: Lessons from Canada for the Native vote in 2016
Canada | Opinion | Politics
Erik Stegman: Lessons from Canada for the Native vote in 2016 (October 28, 2015)
North or South, elections still matter, and Native people deserve and need a strong voice to help determine our elected leaders and their policies.

Gyasi Ross: Do more to address suicide among our Native youth
Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Do more to address suicide among our Native youth (October 28, 2015)
Our generation faces life and death circumstances and an epidemic, except sometimes it doesn’t seem like we’re doing as much about it as we could.

Mark Trahant: Challenges and opportunities for indigenous people
Opinion | Politics | World
Mark Trahant: Challenges and opportunities for indigenous people (October 27, 2015)
A changing Arctic? It’s a region that presents incredible challenges and opportunities for Indigenous People.

Suicide raised as major issue during NCAI's annual convention
Health | National
Suicide raised as major issue during NCAI's annual convention (October 20, 2015)
One elder wondered why the largest inter-tribal organization in the lower 48 failed to put suicide on the agenda for its annual meeting.

Oglala Sioux Tribe seeks answers for high rate of youth suicide
Health | National
Oglala Sioux Tribe seeks answers for high rate of youth suicide (October 16, 2015)
The tribe has lost 20 young people since December and more than 250 have attempted suicide.

Alaska Native village reels from string of suicides among youth
Health | National
Alaska Native village reels from string of suicides among youth (October 13, 2015)
Four young people have taken their lives in Hooper Bay, a Yup’ik community, over the last three weeks.

Alfred Walking Bull: Let's open up about suicide in Indian Country
Health | Opinion
Alfred Walking Bull: Let's open up about suicide in Indian Country (October 6, 2015)
It's a misunderstood issue that continues to haunt Indian Country, whether through the loss of a child, spouse or friend, suicide has visited every family on the reservation.

Tribe in Colombia still struggling after being forced out of homeland
World
Tribe in Colombia still struggling after being forced out of homeland (September 30, 2015)
The Nukak Maku emerged from the Amazon rainforest in 2005 after their lives were threatened by a rebel group.

Chair of Yurok Tribe shares struggle after losing son to suicide
Health | National
Chair of Yurok Tribe shares struggle after losing son to suicide (September 14, 2015)
Chairman Thomas O’Rourke, who lost his son in 2009, spoke to participants of the Arcata Out of the Darkness Walk.

BIA declares Hope for Life Day to raise awareness about suicide
Education | Health | National
BIA declares Hope for Life Day to raise awareness about suicide (September 10, 2015)
The suicide rate among American Indians ages 15 to 34 is 2.5 times higher than the national average.

Ernestine Chasing Hawk: I remember I am alive and a survivor
Opinion
Ernestine Chasing Hawk: I remember I am alive and a survivor (August 31, 2015)
When I was growing up on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation, there were many traumatic happenings in my little life and it seemed that no one really cared.

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux counselor combats youth suicide
Education | Health | National
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux counselor combats youth suicide (August 31, 2015)
Oglala Sioux tribal member Amanda Carlow brought home new hope and support for survivors of youth suicide when she returned from a weeklong symposium for mental health professionals in Oxford, England.

Julian Brave NoiseCat: Native issues you aren't hearing about
Opinion
Julian Brave NoiseCat: Native issues you aren't hearing about (July 30, 2015)
Most of the recent headlines about indigenous Americans have had to do with a certain D.C. football team, or a surpassingly dumb Adam Sandler movie.

Student from Nooksack Tribe focused on traditions after tragedy
National
Student from Nooksack Tribe focused on traditions after tragedy (July 13, 2015)
Hamilton Seymour, age 15, introduced First Lady Michelle Obama at the first-ever White House Tribal Youth Gathering last week.

Lakota Country Times: Rosebud youth hold suicide awareness walk
National
Lakota Country Times: Rosebud youth hold suicide awareness walk (July 3, 2015)
The Parmelee youth group officers sponsored a suicide awareness walk/run/bike ride last week as part of their Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) initiative challenge.

Lawmakers promise to help tribes bring a halt to youth suicide
Education | Health | National | Politics
Lawmakers promise to help tribes bring a halt to youth suicide (June 25, 2015)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has held six hearings in a decade on a problem that affects tribes across the nation.

Pine Ridge Reservation school receives $218K for youth suicide
Education | National
Pine Ridge Reservation school receives $218K for youth suicide (June 23, 2015)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe has declared an emergency in response to a large number of suicide and suicide attempts among youth.

Tribes impacted by youth suicide to appear at Senate hearing
Health | National | Politics
Tribes impacted by youth suicide to appear at Senate hearing (June 22, 2015)
President John Yellow Bird Steele of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and Chairman Darrell Seki will testify before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

David Walker: IHS fails to recognize and respond to oppression
Health | Opinion
David Walker: IHS fails to recognize and respond to oppression (June 22, 2015)
The Indian Health Service doesn’t acknowledge the reality of oppression within the lives of Native people.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets hearing on youth suicide
Health | National
Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets hearing on youth suicide (June 19, 2015)
Federal programs to address the issue need more support, the White House urged in its Native youth report.

Interview: Chief Gary Batton of Choctaw Nation shares struggles
National
Interview: Chief Gary Batton of Choctaw Nation shares struggles (June 16, 2015)
The Durant Democrat interviews Chief Gary Batton, who is rounding out his first term as leader of the Choctaw Nation and is running for election in July.

Terese Marie Mailhot: Indian Country needs  allies -- not saviors
Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: Indian Country needs allies -- not saviors (June 1, 2015)
It's heartening to see people outside of our communities care about an issue that has plagued us, but I wonder why The New York Times gives more credence to a Non-Native than it would give to a voice who is either Native or has been a Native ally.

Summer Montileaux: Silence on sexual abuse in Indian Country
Health | Opinion
Summer Montileaux: Silence on sexual abuse in Indian Country (May 29, 2015)
Sexual abuse is a topic rarely discussed with children on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

Mary Pember: New allies in battle against Indian youth suicide
Education | Health | National
Mary Pember: New allies in battle against Indian youth suicide (May 20, 2015)
Desperate to stem the recent spate of youth suicides in their community, citizens of Pine Ridge reservation have turned to an unlikely ally, crowdfunding.

Joe Flood: What's lurking behind suicides in Indian Country?
Health | Opinion
Joe Flood: What's lurking behind suicides in Indian Country? (May 18, 2015)
Since December, nine people between the ages of 12 and 24 have committed suicide on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

Oglala Sioux Tribe struggles with high rate of suicide among youth
Education | Health | National
Oglala Sioux Tribe struggles with high rate of suicide among youth (May 1, 2015)
Since December, nine young people -- including a 12-year-old -- have committed suicide on the Pine Ridge Reservation. There have been at least 103 attempts since then.

Ginger Lerner-Wren: Boost IHS funding to combat youth suicide
Opinion
Ginger Lerner-Wren: Boost IHS funding to combat youth suicide (April 28, 2015)
By all accounts, the failures to prioritize and adequately fund the Indian Health Service is also rooted in centuries of prejudice and stigma.

Lakota Country Times: Families come together to fight suicide
Education | Health | National
Lakota Country Times: Families come together to fight suicide (April 20, 2015)
On a cold morning in February, three grassroots organizations met on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to discuss the continuing suicide epidemic impacting Lakota children.

WBUR: Reporter discusses youth suicide in Oglala Sioux Tribe
Education | National
WBUR: Reporter discusses youth suicide in Oglala Sioux Tribe (April 15, 2015)
Since December, seven young people -- including a 12-year-old -- have committed suicide on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Oglala Sioux Tribe struggles to address suicide among its youth
Education | Health | National
Oglala Sioux Tribe struggles to address suicide among its youth (April 13, 2015)
Since December, seven young people -- including a 12-year-old -- have committed suicide on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

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