For Walter and Josiah

Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546, USA


When the Flathead Indian Reservation experienced an unprecedented spike in teen suicides, (22 in 1 year out of a population of under 2,000), their community was devastated. Two of these suicides were members of the high school's basketball team, Walter and Josiah. Hoping to track the root of an issue that Native American communities across this country face, we spent nearly a year following three members of the high school basketball team, and their coach, as they learned to cope in a new reality—using cultural resurgence and basketball as their conduit for change and growth.