Beginning 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