As most American Indian communities are isolated, their rights at all levels are frequently abused. This case of abuse is devestating many families in the Sioux Nation communities. These groups have no lonnyists, advocates or protectors….often it is only public exposure and outcry that can help.
Consider contacting your state and federal representatives and ask for public transparency and protection of American Indian families.
“SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota — South Dakota willfully has violated federal law by removing too many American Indian children from their homes and placing them in foster care with non-Indian families, the state’s Indian Child Welfare Act directors said in a report they plan send to Congress.
Six of the state’s nine directors representing each of the nine tribes in South Dakota met Thursday on the Yankton Sioux Indian Reservation to approve the report that will be to Congress within the next few weeks.
Federal agency plans SD summit on state's placement of American Indian children in foster care | The Republic http://sco.lt/9GEPJZ