NPR News Investigations: Native American Children In Foster Care

NPR logoBeginning in October 2011, NPR has created a series of investigative pieces looking at Native American foster care in South Dakota.  The pieces raise issues about the ethics of the current system, the historical context of Native American foster, and possible violations of the Indian Child Welfare Act.

October, 2011 – Native Foster Care: Lost Children, Shattered Families

October 2011 – Incentives and Cultural Bias Fuel Foster System

October 2011 – Tribes Question Foster Group’s Power and Influence

October 2011 – Native Survivors of Foster Care Return Home

October 2011 – A Fight for Her Grandchildren Mirrors a Native Past

February, 2013 – South Dakota Tribes Accuse State of Violating Indian Welfare Act