Youth Suicides Plague South Dakota Reservation
The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, home to the Oglala Sioux tribe, is wrestling with a sudden surge of teen suicides.
Seven young people have taken their lives since early December, and some fear others are being encouraged do so on Facebook – and with nooses that have been hung near kids’ homes.
- Regina Garcia Cano, reporter for the Associated Press, based in South Dakota. She tweets @reginagarciakNO.
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