Children are sacred to parents everywhere. What makes the Lakota people any different? What gives the South Dakota Department of Social Services (DSS) the right to strip Lakota children from their families and communities to place them in non-native homes?
The South Dakota DSS has knowingly and willfully violated the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) since at least 2001. In 2012, native children were placed in foster care at a rate of 3.9 times their representation. Based on these statistics, there are many broken Lakota families that should now be reunited.
Join us in the fight to stop this terrible injustice by signing the petition: http://lakotalaw.org/