Across the country, Native Americans face many challenges, fears and frustrations. That makes things especially tough for youth.
"We have the highest rates of suicide in the country. These kids feel like they can't talk to anybody. They just give up," says Nataanii Means, Lakota/Diné musician, in a new MTV documentary. "What I can do as an artist is just tell them, write down your story, man. I'll listen to it."
Means is one of four indigenous musicians featured in the new MTV film, "Rebel Music: Native America." It tells the story of four young musicians from reservations and cities across North America and how they're using music and art to confront stereotypes and forge new paths.
Check out the full episode, Rebel Music: Native America, here.