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Native Foster Care: Lost Children, Shattered Families

Oct 25, 2011 — Nearly 700 Native American children in South Dakota are being removed from their homes every year, sometimes in questionable circumstances.
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Oct 25, 2011 — In South Dakota, Native American grandparents like Janice Howe are fighting to bring home their grandchildren who are caught up in a foster care system that is placing them with white families off the reservation.
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Oct 26, 2011 — In South Dakota, hundreds of Native American foster children are being placed in a large private group home, which gets paid millions of dollars, instead of with family or other members of their tribes.
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Oct 27, 2011 — Native Americans like Dwayne Stenstrom, who were sent off the reservation as young children, seek the culture and heritage they lost.
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Oct 24, 2011 — Suzanne Crow's three year struggle to bring her grandchildren home after they were placed in South Dakota's foster care system reminds her of the days she, and other American Indians were sent to boarding schools.
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Feb 6, 2013 — Eight tribes have delivered a report to Congress saying South Dakota is willfully ignoring a federal law meant to protect Native American children. Several lawmakers are demanding action. The Bureau of Indian Affairs on Wednesday agreed to convene a summit meeting of key players, and says it will urge state officials to respond.
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Oct 31, 2011 — 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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May 16, 2013 — Federal officials met with South Dakota's nine Sioux tribes on Wednesday for a historic summit in Rapid City. A year in the making, it was an effort to address long standing concerns over the high number of Native American children the state places in white foster homes. State officials, however, didn't show up for the meeting.
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