Sadly, each year, 90% of over 700 Lakota children taken by South Dakota’s Department of Social Services are placed in non-Native foster care, impeding these children from learning and furthermore continuing their beloved culture.
Lakota People’s Law Project, a non-profit law firm that is working with the Indian Child Welfare Act directors in South Dakota, we are pushing to make the Bureau of Indian Affairs keep its pledge to hold a summit on Lakota foster care. The summit is 9 months overdue!
We have a petition going around on our Facebook. If you could pass it along, it would help return these children back to their tribes and families. We need as many signatures as possible!
This is the link to the petition: https://www.facebook.com/LakotaPeoplesLawProject/app_128953167177144
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