Not so quietly, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a class-action suit against the State of South Dakota claiming that the state is, and has been, in violation of the Indian Child Welfare Act (1978).
The suit alleges that South Dakota routinely separates Indian children from their parents, tribes and communities based on flimsy evidence and that 9 out of 10 Native American children are placed in non-Native settings
I reported here on 11/2/2011, following the release of a 3-part NPR News Investigation, not only of the ongoing practice but also some disturbing questions about the placement of Indian children in Childrens Home on no-bid contracts while Mike Rounds was Governor and Dennis Daugaard was Lieutenant Governor while still serving as Executive Director of Childrens Home.
Will both Rounds and Daugaard become collateral damage and unintended targets of the ensuing discovery?
***Ed Randazzo has been a conservative activist and consultant for over 30 years and is currently the Chief News Editor of Life and Liberty Media and Co-Producer of Liberty Today, a weekly television program seen on cable systems in most of South Dakota***
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