Kidnapping tribal children
Last week we had a post on how the Iroquois used to kidnap colonists to join their tribe. That time is long gone–but today, in the USA, our own state governments kidnap native American children.
The children, supposedly from bad situations, are sent to foster care with strangers instead of their own family members. But why would the state take so many children away from their own tribal families? Check out this NPR investigation.
The worst offending state is South Dakota. It turns out their system makes money. The one child welfare service has a monopoly; contracts are not bid out. And they make millions of dollars from the state and Federal agencies. In fact, their former director made so much money and power, he became the governor of South Dakota.
Does this sound like the plot of a bad novel? How can this be happening today in the USA?