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The Silent Epidemic
Society & Culture  (tags: Pine Ridge reservation, suicide epidemic, short life expectancy, Indian boarding schools, elders, parenting skills lacking )

- 1132 days ago -
it was the second suicide in the family within two days. These were girls 13 and 14 years old. This is devastating news for anyone, in any family. But in Pine Ridge, like other indigenous communities who are facing a reality of existential distress
The Thick Dark Fog   video
Society & Culture  (tags: The Thick Dark Fog, Walter Littlemoon, Indian Boarding Schools, Lakota, human rights, PTSD, abuse, torture )

- 2532 days ago -
Walter Littlemoon was forced to attend a Federal Government Boarding School on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota where his culture, language and spirituality were brutally suppressed. "The Thick Dark Fog" profiles Walter's journey to heal.
'Our Spirits Don't Speak English: Indian Boarding School' (VIDEO)   video
Society & Culture  (tags: American Indians, Native Americans, Genocide, Prejudice, Indian Boarding Schools, children, culture, society, rights, ethics, freedoms, politics, government, sadness, violence, death, crime, education )

- 3259 days ago -
Imagine someone being stripped of their culture, heritage and language and beaten for committing the "crime" of using their native tongue. That is what happened to more than 100,000 American Indian children who attended roughly 500 boarding schools by...
"The Only Good Indian" Movie With KU Ties to Be Screened at Sundance Film Festival!
Society & Culture  (tags: Indians, Native Americans, American Indians, Indian Boarding Schools, culture, society, americans, children, education, freedoms, government, humans, internet, news, sadness, rights, safety, violence, usa, ethics, abuse )

- 3592 days ago -
Three University of Kansas professors will show their film this month to influential audiences at the Sundance Film Festival, one of the world's pre-eminent celebrations of independent film. "The Only Good Indian" is one of only 118 movies chosen from...

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