Entries from News Archive 2008 tagged with 'suicide'

Eskasoni First Nation sees three youth suicides

Three young people from the Eskasoni First Nation of Nova Scotia committed suicide in the last month. Community leaders say the deaths point to a need for youth services. The band is opening a new youth center but a social...

Editorial: Suicide and abuse in Alaska Native villages

"Rae Fancher spent a childhood in which physical, sexual and emotional abuses were rife. I read about this 23-year-old being the first Alaska Native female ever accepted into the Naval Academy with joy at the thought that some kids can...

Army to study suicide in hopes of preventing it

The U.S. Army and the National Institute of Mental Health will spend $50 million over five years to study suicide among soldiers. Suicide among soldiers has been rising every year since the start of the war in Iraq in 2003....

First Nation reports second death in two weeks

Two children from the Shamattawa First Nation in remote Manitoba have died in the last two weeks, CBC News reports. A five-year-old boy drowned in a lake on Monday. He was living in a foster home, as was Rephanniah Redhead,...

Editorial: Solve suicide crisis among Indian youth

"Rosebud is not the first South Dakota Indian reservation to struggle with a deeply troubling suicide epidemic among its youth. Standing Rock, Crow Creek, Cheyenne River - each tribe has lost far too many children in recent years. But the...

Sioux Falls Argus Leader series on youth suicide

The Sioux Falls Argus Leader concludes its three-part series on suicide among Indian youth in South Dakota. The Rosebud Sioux Tribe, whose leaders declared a state of emergency over the extremely high rate of suicide on the reservation, recently...

Sioux Falls Argus Leader series on youth suicide

The Sioux Falls Argus Leader is running a three-part series on youth suicide on South Dakota's reservations. The suicide rate among American Indians and Alaska Natives is four to five times higher than the national average. In South Dakota, the...

Native teenager charged with murder on Cree reserve

A 17-year-old from Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation in northern Manitoba has been charged with second-degree murder. The teen is accused of stabbing Bernard Spence, 20. The incident occurred a day after Spence was honored for helping save the life of...

Rosebud Sioux Tribe wraps up summit on suicides

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota wrapped up a summit on youth suicide on Wednesday. The tribe's Suicide Prevention Task Force released a 20-point action plan to address the crisis. It cites the need for youth training, cultural preservation...

Rosebud Sioux Tribe addresses suicide among youth

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe needs to declare "war" on suicide, Chairman Rodney Bordeaux said on Tuesday. The tribe opened a two-day summit to address suicide among youth on the reservation. So far this year, seven people have committed suicide. "We...

Rosebud Sioux Tribe to discuss suicides at summit

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota is hosting a two-day "Sacredness of Life" summit to discuss suicide prevention. So far this year, six people on the reservation have committed suicide. Four were men ages 20 to 24 and the...

North Coast Journal: Suicide of Yurok man in county jail

"James Lee Peters spent his 25th birthday last August behind the walls of the Humboldt County Jail, waiting to be taken to a state mental hospital. He spent his previous birthday much the same way. He wouldn't live to...

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