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Some SD Native American youth get a helping hand from peers

Posted on AllSides November 14th, 2023
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November is Native American Heritage Month, and a South Dakota organization is working to help establish leadership skills for Indigenous youth. Data compiled by the Center for Native American Youth show young people within this population face many obstacles, from high school graduation rates below the national average to being over represented in foster care. John Richard, youth and family specialist with the Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation on the Pine Ridge Reservation, said it underscores how Indigenous youth are still reeling from trauma experienced by past generations, and added...

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