NUIHC is privileged to have such a strong leader and advocate in Nicole Tamayo, our SOMS Program Director. Kudos to the Tamayo family and our local Native American community for rallying behind this young student. Learn how South High reversed their decision and allowed an accomplished student to wear an eagle plume during her graduation ceremony here. The eagle plume symbolize hard work, achievement and Native American pride.
A recent article in The New York Times is highlighting the heartbreaking problem of suicide amongst Native youth. Nine people between the ages of 12 and 24 have committed suicide on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation since December 2014. NUIHC’s SOMS (Soaring over Meth and Suicide) is a prevention program that was created in response to the high rate of suicides and methamphetamine use among Native American youth. We are dedicated to improving the quality of life for Native American […]