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Daugaard supports tribes’ foster care efforts

July 19, 2013 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) Gov. Dennis Daugaard has sent a letter to federal Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius saying he supports the efforts of South Dakota tribes to run their own child welfare and foster care services.
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OUR VIEW: State wrongly demonized in ICWA debate

May 30, 2013 in The Daily Republic

A conference that recently concluded in Rapid City brought to light some sad stories about foster care for American Indian children. Some Indian parents sobbed as they related stories about losing their kids.
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American Indians trade tales of displaced children

May 17, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Summit held as result of National Public Radio series in 2011. Continue Reading

Parents invited to SDCHIP event in Rapid City

April 3, 2013 in The Daily Republic

RAPID CITY (AP) State officials will be in Rapid City this weekend encouraging parents to register their kids in a comprehensive child identification program.
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Tribes to file lawsuit against SD social services

March 21, 2013 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) Two Native American tribes in South Dakota are expected to file a class action lawsuit Thursday alleging that the state’s Department of Social Services has violated the Indian Child Welfare Act.
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SD lawmaker withdraws bill on Indian foster care

February 13, 2013 in The Daily Republic

The House Judiciary Committee scrapped the bill at the request of its main sponsor, Rep. Kevin Killer, D-Pine Ridge, who said state legislation needs to be delayed a year to see how the U.S. Supreme Court rules in a South Carolina case dealing with the Indian Child Welfare Act.
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Summit scheduled on Indian foster care

February 8, 2013 in The Daily Republic

BIA investigating allegations that state routinely breaks federal law.
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Summit scheduled on Indian foster care in SD

February 7, 2013 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) Indian Child Welfare Act directors from South Dakota’s nine Native American tribes plan a summit focusing on Indian child foster care in the state after allegations surfaced that the state was routinely breaking the law.
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Reps. ask feds about SD Indian foster care summit

December 7, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) Two Democratic congressmen have written to the head of the Department of Interior’s Office of Indian Affairs to question why the government has not yet held a summit about Native American children in foster care in South Dakota.
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Child-protection laws broken in SD, report says

November 29, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Indian welfare directors say too many American Indian children placed in foster care with non-Indian families.
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