Southern Cheyenne parents say disabled son needed help, instead Custer County sheriff's deputies shot him
POVERTY IS NOT NEGLECT!
Recently the South Dakota legislature redefined neglect, putting at risk many low-income families and skyrocketing the amount of native children placed in Foster Care.
Testimonies we have received from Native families in South Dakota provides evidence that often times DSS workers view poverty as neglect.
7 of the 11 poorest counties in the U.S. are made up mostly of reservation land in South Dakota. All on the western side of the state.
Every year, roughly 743 Native children are seized from their family and tribe. Of the children who are not returned to their families, only about half will be placed in foster homes at all. The other half will reside in state institutions.
HELP US INVESTIGATE SOUTH DAKOTA’S TREATMENT OF NATIVE CHILDREN AND FOSTER CARE SERVICES
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Focusing on Culture to Level the Playing Field for Native Students
A medicine man once told Mark Sorensen that true education can heal.
That counsel rang true for Sorensen, principal and co-founder of STAR Charter School, a small school near Flagstaff, Arizona, that serves a 98-percent Navajo student population. Sorensen has spent 37 years working in Indian education, and the medicine man’s advice echoed Sorensen’s philosophies in and out of the classroom.
Native History: Inventor of Biological Warfare Against Indians Dies
This Date in Native History: On August 3, 1797 Lord Jeffrey Amherst, the first military strategist to knowingly engage in biological warfare by giving smallpox-infected blankets to Native Americans, died.
Can Do! 3 Great Tips for Preserving Your Fresh Fruit and Veggies
Sometimes planting a summer garden can be a double-edged sword. On the one hand you have bountiful fruits and vegetables. On the other hand … you still have bountiful fruits and vegetables.
Swarmageddon: Billions of Cicadas Are Emerging; Tasty but Not Pretty
Crawling, shedding and flitting around on gossamer wings, the Brood II batch of Magicicadas is probably screeching over your Memorial Day picnic at this very moment, at least if you live on the East Coast of Turtle Island. Swarmageddon has arrived.
Qayaq Co-Op Campaigns on Kickstarter for $25K To Build High-Tech, Indigenous Boats
When Traditional Culture Meets High-Tech Construction, The People Can Qayaq Forward More than 10,000 years ago, Eskimos constructed the first kayaks from stitched seal and other animal skins by stretching them across a wood or whalebone-skeleton frame. Called skin boats, they used them to hunt on the inland lakes, rivers and coastal waters of the Arctic Ocean, North Atlantic Ocean, Bering Sea and North Pacific Ocean.
Climate Change: Arctic Ocean Is Acidifying Fast, Study Shows
The Arctic Ocean is heating up, its ice and permafrost are melting, and now … its ocean is acidifying. That’s the key finding among 10 conclusions of the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program, which reported results at the May 6–8 Arctic Ocean Acidification International Conference in Norway and presented them at the Arctic Council’s ministerial meeting in Sweden on May 15.