..."we're still failing to address it head on." Those are the last 8 words of your first paragraph. Interesting that no one has posted a comment. The reservation I live on has high suicide too. It got to the point to where I told my child, no more going to these funerals. It is not a place to hang out, and party, seeing 4 deaths in months is not healthy. There is nothing glamorous about completing a suicide, that is considered "loss of life," in some areas of the health field. It is also the end of a future blood line. Everyone has their ups and downs in life. As horrible as it is we have to pull through it. I think of my ancestors when they were transitioning on to reservation life, they had to overcome alot. Now we're fighting each other, where is this "it takes a community to raise a child" mentality. Tribal politicians are squandering money, lawlessness on reservations, loss of culture, language, etc.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 13:01