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Reflections from reporting on Minnesota’s child welfare system, which disproportionately impacts... more »
posted 01/26/22
From school discipline to foster care to juvenile justice, advocates point to widespread... more »
posted 07/20/21

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For decades, Native mothers and their advocates in Minnesota have been calling attention to the state’s child welfare system, which they say is inherently and unrelentingly stacked against them
“Grandma was in the system and now Mom is in the system and now the child is in the system … How can we expect our community members to even start healing?”
This story was published in partnership with Mother Jones and The Fuller Project. Support for this reporting was provided by the USC Annenberg School of Communications and Journalism National Health Journalism Fellowship.