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1st Annual Walk to Raise Awareness about Suicide among Native Americans

Posted: September 02, 2012

Several tribal groups, as part of National NNEDLearn 2012 Training, are coming together to organize the 1st Annual Walk to Raise Awareness about Suicide among Native Americans on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 as part of National Suicide Prevention Week. The theme for this year is Tribal Communities Connecting Together to Prevent Suicide. The tribes represented among the organizers are:

  • Bishop Paiute (California) on Friday, September 28. Registration and T-shirt giveaway at 6:00 am. Contact: or (760) 873-6394. Download walk flyer (pdf).
  • Choctaw (Mississippi)
  • Creek (Oklahoma) on Monday, September 10 from 4-6 pm at the Mound Auditorium (HWY 75 and Loop 56) Okmulgee, OK. Contact: 1-888-756-4333. Download walk flyer (pdf).
  • Little River Band of Ottawa Indians (Michigan)
  • Pueblo of Laguna (New Mexico) on Wednesday, September 12, 6:30 pm at the Laguna Rainbow Center, Casa Blanca, NM. Contact: Tai or Cynthia at LBHS (505) 552-6513. Download walk flyer (pdf).
  • Spokane (Washington)
  • White Mountain Apache (Arizona) nations

Other Locations:

  • Ely Shoshone Tribe (Nevada) on Friday, September 14 from 8-10 am at 250 Heritage Drive (Education Building). Download walk flyer (pdf).
  • Pueblo of San Felipe KEYWAH program on Wednesday, September 12 from 4:30-6:30 pm. Download walk flyer (pdf).

We encourage other tribes to hold local walks or other activities on this day or during this week. Our hope is that by all coming together in unity during this time that we will raise awareness in our own local communities and nationally about this important issue. Write to for more information on the walks.

Logo Contest:

We are holding a contest this year to design a logo that all tribes can use for next year’s walk. Let us know what you are doing in your community and submit your entries for the logo contest at

National Suicide Prevention Week is Sunday - Saturday, September 9 -15, 2012. Download toolkit (pdf).

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