Native American activists often accuse the Department of Social Services of seizing children unnecessarily and placing them with white foster families. A group of families sued social services in federal court last year, alleging children are taken for months, though hearings last less than five minutes and don't offer parents a chance to respond. Some child advocates say recent incidents in Aberdeen highlight a pattern of insufficient investigation and an agency more concerned with covering mistakes than correcting them. [John Hult, Secrecy cloaks foster care investigations by S.D. social services]Read Cory Heidelberger's take linked here.
6 boarding school laws still on the books trouble #ndn educators http://t.co/XOVjwA4rsZ #southdakota #sdgov #sdsen
— interested party (@larry_kurtz) May 5, 2014
SD foster facilities are the new NDN boarding schools! WATCH & SHARE the new video: http://t.co/OiBZBEPbfq pic.twitter.com/O3zD0Xz94H
— Lakota Law Project (@lakotalaw) May 6, 2014