A Feature Documentary

The Hanging Tree

SACATON, ARIZ. The tamarisk tree down the dirt road from Tyler Owens’s house is the one where the teenage girl who lived across the road hanged herself. “Don’t climb it, don’t touch it,” admonished Owens’s grandmother when Tyler, now 18, was younger.The chances are someone you know within your family or tribe will have a young person who has committed suicide or at least contemplating that tragic course of action. Help us shine a light on their stories. Perhaps together we can begin to save at least one life.