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Yvonne "Tiny" DeCory of the Sweet Grass Suicide Prevention Program with children from her "Be Excited About Reading,” suicide prevention and mentorship program. (Photo: Teton Saltes)

Suicide on the Great Sioux Nation

Suicide arrives in waves on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. On Christmas Day, a 15-year-old Lakota girl took her own life. Soon afterward, a boy, just 14, took his. Since then, a young man and six more girls, one as young as 12, have followed as this current wave continues to swell. There have been numerous […]

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Native American leaders believe that placing Native American children into white foster homes destroys their culture [Jason Coppola/Al Jazeera]

South Dakota Foster Program Raises Concerns

The government of South Dakota controversially places Native American children into non-Native American foster homes. On June 4, 2013, a draft complaint was delivered to United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights officials Giorgia Passarelli and Rekia Soumana in New York City regarding the removal of thousands of Native American children from […]

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Leonard Peltier

A Sad Anniversary for Native Americans

Native American activist Leonard Peltier, who has been imprisoned for 37 years, still awaits justice. “I think I can explain beyond serious doubt, that Leonard Peltier has committed no crime whatsoever,” said former US Attourney General Ramsey Clark. “But that if he had been guilty of firing a gun that killed an FBI Agent, it […]

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