Editor’s note

Native American youth are dying by their own hands at a rate higher than in other racial/ethnic groups. You might already know this. Headlines and news stories every few years focus attention on the issue, usually after a cluster of children or youth decide to take their lives in one of New Mexico’s small towns or communities. By any measure, the suicide rate among young Native Americans is a crisis. But you wouldn’t know this judging by the issues that generate the most conversation among our state’s public officials or news stories that offer glancing coverage. Continue Reading →

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