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NPR: South Dakota officials boycotted tribal ICWA summit

Amid complaints about their compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act, state officials boycott the Great Plains Indian Child Welfare Act Summit in Rapid City, South Dakota:
Federal officials met with South Dakota's nine Sioux tribes on Wednesday for a historic summit in Rapid City. A year in the making, it was an effort to address long standing concerns over the high number of Native American children the state places in white foster homes. State officials, however, didn't show up for the meeting.

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