Declaration of State of Emergency of Suicides on the Pine Ridge Reservation | Quakers, social justice and revolution

PINE RIDGE, S.D. — President Julian Bear Runner of the Oglala Sioux Tribe declared a state of emergency on the Pine Ridge Reservation after a recent increase in suicides, attempts, and threats relative to years of high rates of suicides in the community.

The Pine Ridge Reservation has seen an increase in suicides over the last few weeks by younger people, with four in the last two weeks. According to the Oglala Sioux Tribe Suicide Prevention program, between January 1 and August 17, there have been nine suicides among youth and adults aged 14 to 32.

Declaration of State of Emergency of Suicides on the Pine Ridge Reservation | Quakers, social justice and revolution

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