Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Bender: SDDSS committing genocide

South Dakota's experiment with a GOP-dominated congressional delegation and Statehouse has failed so many generations that to some suicide looks like the only way out of lives twisted by a special brand of torture.

The Lakota People's Law Project is seeking funding for foster families and homes after SD Department of Social Services employees in Rapid City committed abuses of the Indian Child Welfare Act. The state seizes about 750 American Indian kids every year reaping nearly a billion federal dollars since ICWA was enacted.
This is not about just a legal ruling in the latest round of battling over the state's violation of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). This is about the halting of genocide in America. South Dakota has been committing blatant genocide against the Sioux people in violation of subsection (e) by transferring Indian children to white homes, and also of subsection (b) amid allegations of sexual abuse and drugging of Native children in DSS foster care. This is one version of what the world has come to know as ethnic cleansing. [Albert Bender]
South Dakota is in the eye of a truth and reconciliation hurricane.


  1. Larry, none of this would be happening if everyone was treated exact the s as me. That will never happen as long as there is that reservation border to remind everyone that we arent created equal. If you have native blood, there are no simple or real answers. You can remain on the rez and have nothing because of the corrupt leadership, or you ca move and make money. The problem is that nobody wants to move but they would like that money.

    Thereare no easy answers when you live on a regressive rez.

    The Blindman

    1. It's frustrating as hell, Bill. Here in New Mexico there is at least public transportation for the tribes and pueblos so people can get to work or shop but racism is still rampant all over the West.


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