Every year in South Dakota the state department of social services removes over 740 American Indian children from their homes, tearing them away from their families, their tribes and their traditions. Since 2006 the Lakota People’s Law Project has been waging a comprehensive campaign to stop the state’s actions and win the return of these children.
The Lakota People’s Law Project combines litigation, research, investigation, policy, education, and organizing in a unique model for social reform. As a nonprofit project, our work is funded entirely through the generosity of our supporters. We can’t do it without you. A gift of any amount will move us forward. Join the fight and together we can create real change!
Our legal team is led by one of the most celebrated public advocates of the last 40 years, and our South Dakota staff includes one of the founding member of the American Indian Movement and a number of emerging Lakota leaders. Most importantly, we’re all united by our goal of winning justice and renewal for the Oceti Sakowin—the People of the Seven Council Fires.