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The entrance to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, home to the Oglala Sioux tribe, is pictured on Sept. 9, 2012. (Kristi Eaton/AP)
The entrance to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, home to the Oglala Sioux tribe, is pictured on Sept. 9, 2012. (Kristi Eaton/AP)

The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, home to the Oglala Sioux tribe, is wrestling with a sudden surge of teen suicides.

Seven young people have taken their lives since early December, and some fear others are being encouraged do so on Facebook - and with nooses that have been hung near kids' homes.

Regina Garcia Cano has been covering the story and joins Here & Now's Robin Young with details.

Guest

  • Regina Garcia Cano, reporter for the Associated Press, based in South Dakota. She tweets @reginagarciakNO.

This segment aired on April 15, 2015.

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