Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Chamberlain: 'Break the Cycle for the Children'

Flouting the Indian Child Welfare Act South Dakota has been seizing thousands of American Indian children then placing them in the white foster care industry while reaping billions from the federal government.
As the last names of this year’s graduates were announced in Chamberlain you could hear the drum group singers gain strength with this year's honor song. While the song still remains outside this boarder [sic] town gymnasium the singing of the song is slowly becoming the norm. But, it is done outside because this is a white school and this is how they have always done it and they are not ready for change.
Read it here.

I quit following the South Dakota Newspaper Association on twitter because its feed reads like a bulletin from the South Dakota Republican Party.

Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) talked with Indian Country Today about legislation that would create a national Commission on Native Children to conduct an intensive study into issues facing Native youth.

Language immersion schools are graduating record numbers of American Indian students.

You tell me if these two articles from the Custer County Chronicle aren't racist: Commissioners piqued at peak name change and Harney Peak ties recalled.


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