Red Lake Nation News - Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places)

Answers sought to teen suicide epidemic across SD tribal communities


SISSETON, S.D. – U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., has been to one of the nation’s poorest locales – the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in the southwest part of the state – twice in the past two months as she tries to find solutions to an epidemic of teenage suicides.

About 20 young people between the ages of 12 and 24 have taken their lives there in the past year.


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