Join us Tuesday to discuss “Modern genocide in South Dakota”


American Indian children of the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota Sioux nations are being removed from their homes by state officials under cover of law.

The forcible removal of children from their families recalls events of the 19th century when thousands of Indian children were legally abducted from their homes by U.S. soldiers and sent to boarding schools in a program justified by a genocidal philosophy of "Kill the Indian, Save the Man."

Join us for a special teleconference presentation Tuesday, September 17, with People's World correspondent Albert Bender, who will report from South Dakota on the ongoing attack on the rights of Native Americans and the fight back.

Modern genocide in South Dakota

Tuesday, Sept 17

8 p.m. Eastern / 7 p.m. Central / 6 p.m. Mountain / 5 p.m. Pacific

Call (605) 475-4850 Dial PIN code: 1053538# when prompted

(long-distance charges may apply) correspondent Albert Bender is a Cherokee Indian and Native American activist. He is also a political columnist for News from Indian Country as well as an historian and attorney specializing in Native American law. Bender is currently writing a history of the Maya people.

Albert Bender's South Dakota articles include:

South Dakota commits shocking genocide against Native Americans

Is South Dakota being demonized over treatment of Native Americans?

Photo: Native children outside the Wounded Knee Museum on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Ben Piven CC 2.0

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  • We in Northern California are facing this same genocide and have been battling against the odds for a long time. We are in need of the satictis for "Shasta County" as you were able to find for South Dakota and the counties under siege there. We would all be so very appreciative of any information you might share with us on how to locate this information. We need the numbers of Indian children removed from parents, number of Indian children in non-Indian foster care and being adopted. There are many cases before the court as we speak, which make this information needed ASAP. Thank you so much for any thing you can possibly do or information you can share that will help us keep and return our children to Native homes.

    Posted by Cindy Martin-Wolfe, 10/14/2013 4:52pm (2 years ago)

  • I learned so much about these poor children at the Tele Conference. (Tues: Sept 17)
    Thank you Peoples World for bringing issues to us that are usually "swept under the carpet" by popular media.
    There are stories similar to this happening to Native Canadian children North of the border.

    Posted by jules, 09/24/2013 10:46pm (2 years ago)

  • Jesus, if you want to clear out a population of foreigners, try Congress. Leave the true Americans alone.

    Posted by Lucy Sommer, 09/17/2013 6:47am (2 years ago)

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