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Dwayne Stenstrom and his wife, Rose, live on South Dakota's Rosebud reservation, where they raised six children. Also pictured is their granddaughter. (NPR)

Improving Foster Care For Native American Kids

Oct 31, 2011 (Talk of the Nation) — An average of 700 Native American children in South Dakota are removed from their homes and placed in foster care each year, often in violation of federal law, an NPR investigation found. Native American children make up less than 15 percent of the state's child population, but represent more than half of kids in foster care.

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Dwayne Stenstrom, spent 12 years in foster care
Laura Sullivan, investigative correspondent, NPR
Terry Cross, director, National Indian Child Welfare Association

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