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Native American Woman Who Spoken Out About South Dakota Foster Care Arrested

Society & Culture  (tags: South Dakota, Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, Native American children, foster care, family, culture, americans, human rights )

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Family members of a Crow Creek Sioux Tribe woman who has spoken out against South DakotaâEUR(TM)s handling of Native American children in foster care are questioning whether her arrest on a 13-year-old charge was politically motivated.


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JL A (281)
Wednesday August 19, 2015, 7:48 pm
It does seem to beg the question of whether someone ran the records on everyone speaking out to to find something that might silence others from following suit. Thanks Nancy

Beryl L (78)
Wednesday August 19, 2015, 8:22 pm
I agree JL. I bet they were just searching for something to scare iff people from speaking out.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 19, 2015, 8:32 pm
Why would the tribal officials give permission? Out of fear possibly?
Thank you Nancy

S J (124)
Wednesday August 19, 2015, 9:54 pm
free her!!!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 19, 2015, 10:13 pm
What else is new--god forbid one speaks the truth+seeks answers. thx Nancy

Sherri G (128)
Wednesday August 19, 2015, 10:43 pm
This injustice for whistle blowers must be stopped. Noted TY Nancy

Rose Becke (141)
Thursday August 20, 2015, 12:36 am

Thursday August 20, 2015, 2:24 am
No comment... Where is petition?!
Thank you, Nancy.

Edwin M (346)
Thursday August 20, 2015, 3:29 am
I wanted to sign but this is the message I received----The story you are requesting is no longer available. It has either expired, been pulled, or been merged with another story. We're sorry for any inconvenience this caused.. Sorry Nancy.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Thursday August 20, 2015, 5:22 am
I hope it's going to work out in her favor.

Nancy C (806)
Thursday August 20, 2015, 5:25 am
Sorry, Edwin. Try again. link is ok. Will look for a petition all.

Adrienne L (9)
Thursday August 20, 2015, 12:42 pm
Thanks for sharing.

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 20, 2015, 12:53 pm
Can't sign, but I hope she is soon released, sure sounds politically motivated to me.

Marian Beth B (58)
Thursday August 20, 2015, 1:30 pm
I also tried to sign, but got the same message that Edwin did. I'll also try again. This certainly smells of retaliation.

Joanne Dixon (37)
Thursday August 20, 2015, 1:48 pm
No question in MY mind it is political.

Birgit W (160)
Thursday August 20, 2015, 2:41 pm

Sheryl G (359)
Thursday August 20, 2015, 4:18 pm
Her arrest on a 13-year-old charge was politically think.

If it was so important why did it take until now to be so concerned.

Lois Jordan (63)
Thursday August 20, 2015, 5:57 pm
Noted. Thanks, Nancy.
Yes, I absolutely agree this is wrong!

Edith B (146)
Thursday August 20, 2015, 8:58 pm
Wrong, but typical of the treatment all the tribes receive from our government. I did not see a petition to sign.

Mandi T (366)
Thursday August 20, 2015, 9:13 pm

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 20, 2015, 10:54 pm
Free her--and of course the old charge was convenient. But, then, she's just a Native American.They must be suppressed and their spirits broken. Noted with disgust, disdain, disrespect. Thanks Nancy.

Roslyn McBride (28)
Friday August 21, 2015, 2:50 am
There seem to be 2 sides to this story, one, what happened to freedom of speech, and two, a good excuse to arrest this woman for something quite different from the past.

Nancy C (806)
Friday August 21, 2015, 5:34 am
Free the Lakota Children!


Janis K (129)
Friday August 21, 2015, 8:00 am
Thanks for sharing.

Roberto MARINI (88)
Friday August 21, 2015, 8:52 am
I completely agree this is wrong

Shirley H (49)
Friday August 21, 2015, 9:37 am
Free this woman and all Lakota children.

Caroline d (139)
Friday August 21, 2015, 1:34 pm
Mad mad world !!!
Freedom for Lakota's children !!!
Be all blessed as all your loved ones.
Animals always included of course !

Pamela Tracy (5)
Friday August 21, 2015, 3:22 pm
Frankly...before any state or local govt or federal govt hires people to look into taking children into foster care, the employees themselves should be investigated and their families. This is a dangerous job and the trend is to hire people who think they are GOD to supposedly help others. I was a perfect mom. Gave up most of my life but to work and give my kids stability and not stability in housing projects even tho we were low income all our lives with any legal income we had as we lived in big city Seattle .....There is a trend for someone's in the religious community and govt to wage hell on decent people who are educated about normal life and the fanatic religious people are scary and sick in the mind thinking they are gods. The fed govt is also criminal in siccing criminals on decent families and the govt is criminal in stalking women with sick men ......This country is not a good country. We allow too many sick things to go on and persecute people for normal lives. The Supreme court even allows terrible things to go on in abusing animals. Anyone who hurts me or my animal as they did listening to dirty gossip are sickos ...THIS WOMAN WAS AN ACTIVIST...THE COURTS AND THE CRIMINALS IN CHARGE IN THESE AGENCIES WOULD NOT HAVE THEIR JOBS IF THEY WERE INVESTIGATED PROPERLY.

Pamela Tracy (5)
Friday August 21, 2015, 3:29 pm
I do have to admit. I am an angry elderly woman. My mom told me when I was a teen that her family, my family had Native American Indian heritage. My mom's second husband was also from Native American Indian heritage...he said he was 32nd in ancestral heritage....anyway....I always felt as a teen that I was discriminated against because of this ancestral heritage.....and I never ever until late live said anything about the heritage and when I did my ancestry on I discovered the connections. I also discovered late life some other things about my ancestry and I discovered the dirty Irish Catholic connections had discriminated against me as a good I have no respect for jealous Irish that are not born in America Irish and other ancestral races. Tired of most of my ancestral family jealous of me an American and not the loser. Our country knows perfectly well how to kiss foreign ass which I have never done. I have personally waged a campaign against one specific foreign man and an American CIA woman who lied about me and set about their CIA stooges to stalk and harass me for years. To disable me also for their crimes, which I had nothing to do with. CIA will give any trash foreign man any American's money any way they can....therefore I do not trust America to do right by Americans........I DO NOT TRUST AMERICA TO DO RIGHT BY ALL AMERICANS. AND THE IRISH WERE SLAVES FIRST PROOF OF THAT AND THE INTEL COMMUNITY STILL IS EVIL SICCING BLACKS ON MYSELF TO LIE ABOUT MYSELF. GET REAL AMERICANS THE INTELLIGENCE CONTRACTORS ARE ILLEGAL CRAP THAT TRYS TO HURT US LEGAL AMERICANS.

Mike H (252)
Friday August 21, 2015, 7:04 pm
How do you know a politian is lying? Their lips are moving.

Leanne B (46)
Saturday August 22, 2015, 11:02 am
Political for sure!

federico b (44)
Saturday August 22, 2015, 1:34 pm

Colleen L (3)
Saturday August 22, 2015, 1:59 pm
I agree with JL Thanks Nancy

Anne F (17)
Saturday August 22, 2015, 2:33 pm
what a mess!

marie C (163)
Saturday August 22, 2015, 6:28 pm
Noted don't know enough about it sounds dodgy

Gloria H (88)
Saturday August 22, 2015, 7:03 pm
hmmm....sounds like they are willing to dig up ANYONE's use of marihuana, traffic violation, bad grade from kindergarten, spitting on the sidewalk, leaving the toilet seat up if it will taint a person;s credibility. your p's and q's because we are all liable to get picked up if we speak up;

Cheryl Aaron (18)
Sunday August 23, 2015, 7:39 am
The Feds are fighting back against activists while allowing big banksters, greedy insurance corporations and Monsanto to literally kill us with no consequences outside of becoming more and more wealthy.Thanks Nancy...peace.

Kamia T (89)
Sunday August 23, 2015, 5:24 pm
Probably, but the problem is that so long as a charge that is prosecutable is against someone, the "state" can act. That's why it's always better, before becoming vocal, to make sure all of your loose ends are tied up. Now they have an incentive to make the punishment much more severe than it probably would have otherwise been.

cynthia l (207)
Sunday August 23, 2015, 7:18 pm
of course it's political Bullshit, trying to Discredit a whistle-blower. This foster parenting with non natives is another attempt to bury Native American culture.

Colleen L (3)
Sunday August 23, 2015, 10:52 pm
Agree with JL and others. Thanks Nancy

David B (34)
Monday August 24, 2015, 10:06 am
what I found fascinating was the pin ball effect , when someone went looking for answers and there were all kinds of excuses and got sent here there and everywhere before anything was really found , kinda .

Henry Silver (0)
Tuesday August 25, 2015, 6:48 am

Sheila D (194)
Thursday August 27, 2015, 1:18 pm
Agree with others, there's no way that this isn't politically motivated. Just another blow against whistleblowers.

Karen Marion (30)
Sunday September 6, 2015, 8:12 am
This is wrong !

Jim M (38)
Friday October 9, 2015, 2:05 am

Jim M (38)
Friday October 9, 2015, 2:05 am
thank you
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