The Kaw Nation Language Department and KHDD co-hosted a groundbreaking Suicide Awareness Veterans Ruck event, honoring servicemen and women with flag-raising and soulful performances. Osage Nation Chief of Police Nick Williams stressed the event’s impact on tribal youth, emphasizing mental health awareness. The symbolic ruck symbolized veterans’ challenges, followed by a communal breakfast fostering connections. Event organizers expressed gratitude to veterans and encouraged engagement in future initiatives. Nick Williams highlighted the event’s profound significance, focusing on mental health in the community, while the communal breakfast allowed attendees to share experiences and connect. The organizers conveyed heartfelt appreciation for veterans and active military personnel, emphasizing the importance of community support and awareness in addressing challenges and promoting overall well-being.