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Pine Ridge Works To Stop Surge In Teen Suicides

SOUTH DAKOTA – The people of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation are no strangers to hardship or to the risk of lives being cut short. But a recent string of seven suicides by teenagers has shaken this impoverished community and sent tribal leaders on an urgent mission to stop the deaths. 93 more words

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Racism at Core of Native Teen Suicides in Pine Ridge

SOUTH DAKOTA – At least 11 children between the ages of 12 and 17 have committed suicide in my county since December. The heartbreaking details vary from child to child, but their families and this community—in the newly renamed Oglala Lakota County—feel the voids left by their absences just as deeply each and every time. 242 more words

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Tribe Passes Resolution Banning Rapid City Journal From Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

SOUTH DAKOTA – The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council passed a resolution supporting Pass Creek District’s request for all businesses on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to stop selling the Rapid City Journal and to put a halt to any business with Rapid City Attorney Patrick Duffy. 100 more words

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Doane College To Host Screening: Sober Indian, Dangerous Indian

NEBRASKA – Doane College will be hosting a screening of the film Sober Indian, Dangerous Indian on Thursday, March 19 at 7 p.m. in Heckman Auditorium in Crete. 154 more words

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Congressional Black Caucus of "Oreo's" and "Uncle Toms" Ignore Killing of Civil Rights Worker

So much for “Black History Month”on the part of the Congressional Black Caucus…especially when it comes to the Murder of Black Civil Rights worker Perry Ray Robinson Jr., murdered on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in 1973. 511 more words

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Law School sends support to Native American children targeted in Rapid City

SOUTH DAKOTA – The Native American Law Students Association at the University of South Dakota gathered in the School of Law courtroom last week to send cards of encouragement to a group of Native American elementary students from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, following an incident last month in which the students were racially discriminated against by fans at a Rapid City Rush hockey game during a school-sponsored trip. 128 more words

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Suicides in Pine Ridge and culture of fear

SOUTH DAKOTA – In the wake of the disturbing Jan. 24 events at the Rapid City hockey game, people on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation were further stunned by a series of suicides by very young and beautiful children. 231 more words

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