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Montana Native Americans have the highest rate of suicide in a state that has the highest rate in the nation. Tribal Leaders are not taking these deaths lightly, and the fight against suicide has begun.

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Indian country is a very different world from the one most of us mainstream reporters inhabit. Here are some ways to make stories about Native Americans easier to put together and more accurate.

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"We Breathe Again" tackles the reality of high suicide rates in Alaska and the prevention efforts aiming to help. The film's director says, the movie is "about serious issues, but it’s also uplifting—a healing journey."

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At risk youth have an opportunity to make a change and get the help they need through a suicide-prevention camp put together by Native American tribes.

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Native children make up about 13 percent of South Dakota’s child population, but typically represent about 50 percent of those in foster care. The story examines the state's response to claims of child sex abuse in foster care and by adoptive parents.

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My latest story, Rough Justice in Indian Child Welfare, provides a rare and shocking behind-the-scenes look at what can happen to Native children once they end up in the foster-care system, in this case in South Dakota.

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Native teens and twenty-somethings are killing themselves at an alarming pace. For those 15 to 24, the rate is 3.5 times that of other Americans and rising.

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Native teens and twenty-somethings are killing themselves at an alarming pace. For those 15 to 24, the rate is 3.5 times that of other Americans and rising.

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Journalist Allie Hostler examines the devastating impact of drug and alcohol addiction on the Hoopa Valley Tribe in California.

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In 2010 the Hoopa Valley Tribe court reported that alcohol or substance abuse was a significant factor in 80 percent of the child abuse and neglect cases heard on the reservation.

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