Native Foster Care: Lost Children, Shattered Families

Overview of a NPR News three-part investigation Nearly 700 Native American children in South Dakota are being removed from their homes every year, sometimes under questionable circumstances. An NPR News investigation has found that the state is largely failing to place them according to the law. The vast majority of native kids in foster care in South Dakota are in nonnative homes or group homes, according to an NPR analysis of state records. More From This Investigation:

Disproportionality Rates of Native American Children In Foster Care A nation-wide comparison of the Native American child population in state child welfare systems.