Tribes host press conference on alleged violations of Indian Child Welfare Act (Rapid City Journal)

With the backing of the American Civil Liberties Union, the Oglala and Rosebud Sioux tribes filed a federal class action today in Rapid City against at least two Department of Social Services employees, Pennington County State’s Attorney Mark Vargo and presiding 7th Circuit Judge Jeff Davis.

The tribes and others are challenging what they call a common practice by the state and Circuit Court of not giving Native American parents a proper hearing when children are taken from their homes.

Read more, see a video, and read the complaint at the Rapid City Journal.