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What the Arlee Warriors Are Playing For

posted on April 9, 2018

For The New York Times Magazine, Abe Streep reports on the Arlee Warriors basketball team, based on the Flathead Indian Reservation, which has suffered from high rates of suicide. After a player on an opposing team committed suicide a week before the divisional tournament, the team made a suicide prevention video that went viral. “The team hoped a few thousand people might view their video,” Streep writes. “But within 24 hours, it had been watched nearly 86,000 times.” The team prays to God before each game, not just for victory, but for also for the wellbeing and survival of the reservation’s youth.

Read at The New York Times Magazine