Letter: Indian children in South Dakota deserve better

"You're telling me that a man smart enough to amass a huge fortune, within which he can afford to give away more than $500 million, cannot find the means to help children who have such a bleak future?

I'd like to be present when you explain to the parents that their children are "financially unstable." Cutting through the bureaucracy of tribal and federal government is what the elite board of advisors is for.

It's an atrocity that children in our state have an infant mortality rate similar to war-torn Serbia and Belarus. The problem is not isolated to a small and barren corner of West River but reflects on all of us: our morals, our priorities and our state."

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Jackie M. Rippert: Indian children deserve better (The Sioux Falls Argus Leader 7/5)

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