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This story was produced by Adreanna Rodriguez as part of her 2020 National Fellowship project, with support from the Fund for Journalism on Child and Youth Well-Being.

Her other stories include:

Sheltering Native Foster Youth During Shelter in Place

Strongman via Vice
Vice News
Sunday, April 4, 2021

As a teenager, VICE journalist Adreanna Rodriguez was given a choice that would alter the course of her life. Later, she started to wonder if she made the right decision... a decision that many of her Native American ancestors had been denied. 

In this collaboration with Snap Judgment, Adreanna travels from California to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, and she looks at what it meant to be separated from her mother and her tribe. 

[This story was originally broadcast by Vice News and Snap Judgment.]

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