Welcome to the official Lakota People’s Law Project blog! The Lakota People’s Law Project (LPLP) is an organization dedicated to bringing justice to South Dakota’s Native population. Every day, Indian children are separated from their families, often without justification, and placed in non-Native foster homes. These devastating violations of the Indian Child Welfare Act have inspired our mission to facilitate the development of foster systems run by Natives for Natives. We hope a long-overdue sense of peace will be brought to these fractured families. Beyond South Dakota, this campaign is concerned with the general rights of indigenous people across North America.
Our blog will serve as a forum for discussions revolving around current events relevant to our cause. From environmental issues such as the Keystone pipeline, to the legal developments in Washington D.C., a vast realm of phenomena affects the work done in South Dakota. We encourage you to participate in this discussion by commenting and expressing your thoughts on the topics at hand, and contribute to bringing much-needed attention to this important issue!
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