Suicide Taking Heavy Toll on Brazil’s Indigenous Youth

A new study on youth and violence from Brazil’s Sangari Institute reveals alarming levels of indigenous suicide, especially among indigenous youth. According to indigenous leader Gersam Luciano Baniwa, this tragic phenomenon is in part a “consequence of a clash of world visions that causes anguish, uncertainty, culture shock and even existential emptiness, all of which has led indigenous youth to take extreme measures, including suicide.”

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