We are on the verge of ending the epidemic of hundreds of state kidnappings of Native American children by South Dakota’s Department of Social Services. Your support would greatly help bring our children home!
We have launched the Campaign to Free Lakota Children, with a national petition calling on President Obama to authorize the grants we need to start our own foster care programs, and put us within sight of bringing our children home.
Specifically, we ask that you share our 12 minute video, “Hearts on the Ground” (viewable at www.LakotaLaw.org/Action). It was directed by Kalyanee Mam, who last year won the Sundance Award for best international documentary, for her work on the modern struggles Indigenous face in her native Cambodia. “Hearts on the Ground” explains the tragic reality that so many Lakota grandmothers and parents face, when they have their children illegally seized by the state.
Our Lakota children are ten times more likely than non-Native kids to be forcibly removed from their homes and placed in the foster care system. We are close to finally stopping the kidnapping of our children, and hope you will help us to do so.
To learn more about this cultural genocide:
Please help us bring our children home.
Wopila (Many Thanks),
Lakota People’s Law Project