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Filed Under: Opinion
Julian Brave NoiseCat: Native issues you aren't hearing about (07/30)
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.

Filed Under: National
Student from Nooksack Tribe focused on traditions after tragedy (07/13)
Hamilton Seymour, age 15, introduced First Lady Michelle Obama at the first-ever White House Tribal Youth Gathering last week.

Filed Under: National
Lakota Country Times: Rosebud youth hold suicide awareness walk (07/03)
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.

Filed Under: Education | Health | National | Politics
Lawmakers promise to help tribes bring a halt to youth suicide (06/25)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has held six hearings in a decade on a problem that affects tribes across the nation.

Filed Under: Education | National
Pine Ridge Reservation school receives $218K for youth suicide (06/23)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe has declared an emergency in response to a large number of suicide and suicide attempts among youth.

Filed Under: Health | National | Politics
Tribes impacted by youth suicide to appear at Senate hearing (06/22)
President John Yellow Bird Steele of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and Chairman Darrell Seki will testify before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion
David Walker: IHS fails to recognize and respond to oppression (06/22)
The Indian Health Service doesn’t acknowledge the reality of oppression within the lives of Native people.

Filed Under: Health | National
Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets hearing on youth suicide (06/19)
Federal programs to address the issue need more support, the White House urged in its Native youth report.

Filed Under: National
Interview: Chief Gary Batton of Choctaw Nation shares struggles (06/16)
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.

Filed Under: Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: Indian Country needs allies -- not saviors (06/01)
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.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion
Summer Montileaux: Silence on sexual abuse in Indian Country (05/29)
Sexual abuse is a topic rarely discussed with children on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

Filed Under: Education | Health | National
Mary Pember: New allies in battle against Indian youth suicide (05/20)
Desperate to stem the recent spate of youth suicides in their community, citizens of Pine Ridge reservation have turned to an unlikely ally, crowdfunding.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion
Joe Flood: What's lurking behind suicides in Indian Country? (05/18)
Since December, nine people between the ages of 12 and 24 have committed suicide on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

Filed Under: Education | Health | National
Oglala Sioux Tribe struggles with high rate of suicide among youth (05/01)
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.

Filed Under: Opinion
Ginger Lerner-Wren: Boost IHS funding to combat youth suicide (04/28)
By all accounts, the failures to prioritize and adequately fund the Indian Health Service is also rooted in centuries of prejudice and stigma.

Filed Under: Education | Health | National
Lakota Country Times: Families come together to fight suicide (04/20)
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.

Filed Under: Education | National
WBUR: Reporter discusses youth suicide in Oglala Sioux Tribe (04/15)
Since December, seven young people -- including a 12-year-old -- have committed suicide on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Filed Under: Education | Health | National
Oglala Sioux Tribe struggles to address suicide among its youth (04/13)
Since December, seven young people -- including a 12-year-old -- have committed suicide on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Filed Under: Education | National
First Lady Obama speaks to Native youth at White House session (04/08)
The first lady said Native youth are working hard to succeed despite facing numerous obstacles that she traced to genocide, forced removal and the boarding school system.

Filed Under: Education | Health | Opinion
Dominique Alan Fenton: Racism at core of Native youth suicide (04/02)
Between December 1 and March 23, Pine Ridge Hospital treated 241 patients under 19 who actively planned, attempted or committed suicide.

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