Partnership to protect children announced


Last updated 3/17/2013 at 1:03pm

Indian Life

“The Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe is looking forward to the continued collaboration with the Bureau of Indian Affairs on this project as we move forward to strengthen the protection afforded the most vulnerable citizens in our tribe,” said Spirit Lake Chairman Roger Yankton.

RAPID CITY, SD—The Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn announced on Jan 10, a partnership between the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Spirit Lake Tribe of North Dakota. The partnership will aim to better protect Native American Children placed in foster homes there.

The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 requires that all adults in a home where foster children are to be placed must be fingerprinted as an integral part of the background investigation. The partnership between the tribe and the BIA will look to speed along this process in a number of ways.

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