Documentary Brings Attention To Reservation Suicide Crisis

(Rapid City, SD) — A soon-to-be released documentary will bring attention to the youth suicide crisis at Pine Ridge Reservation. The Bears of Pine Ridge will premiere at the upcoming Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in Missoula, Montana. Then-President of the Oglala Sioux Tribe Julian Bear Runner declared a state of emergency on the reservation in August. The first state of emergency related to the crisis was declared in 2015. The reservation has one of the highest suicide rates in the country.

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