teen activism http://kplu.org en Tribal youth using digital media to battle silent epidemic: suicide http://kplu.org/post/tribal-youth-using-digital-media-battle-silent-epidemic-suicide <p>PORTLAND &ndash; According to government statistics, American Indians are 70 percent more likely to die by suicide than the general population. The high suicide rate has been called a &quot;silent epidemic.&quot; But it&#39;s silent no more.</p><p>Prevention workers at a health workshop in Portland are hoping teen-generated web videos, music and even a comic book can save lives.</p><p> Tue, 19 Jul 2011 15:52:37 +0000 Tom Banse 2116 at http://kplu.org Tribal youth using digital media to battle silent epidemic: suicide NW teens advocate in D.C. for end to youth violence http://kplu.org/post/nw-teens-advocate-dc-end-youth-violence <p>Teens from Seattle and Tacoma are meeting with lawmakers in Washington D.C. to advocate for an end to youth violence.</p><p>They are pushing for the passage of the Youth Promise Act, now stalled in congress. The act would provide communities with federal funding to develop local programs to keep kids off the street and busy, especially after school between the hours of three and six.</p><p> Fri, 15 Jul 2011 18:46:44 +0000 Monica Spain 2100 at http://kplu.org NW teens advocate in D.C. for end to youth violence