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Attorney: Child and Protective Services specialists need to better understand tribes


POPLAR — State child protective specialists who are called out on cases that involve American Indian children don't always comply with federal laws meant to protect enrolled tribal members, an advocate told a committee here Tuesday.

“My experience has been that many social workers lack the basic understanding of tribes not only politically or socially,” said Georgette Hogan Boggio, a Fort Peck Indian Country Welfare Act attorney.


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