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Pine Ridge to try to help reservation's malnourished kids


PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) — Tribal officials and residents are forming a committee to combat child abuse after two malnourished toddlers were found last month on the Pine Ridge reservation.

Around 50 people participated in a discussion held by businesswoman Patty Pourier on how citizens can create a safer place for Native American children, the Rapid City Journal ( reported. At the meeting, eight people were appointed to a committee that will meet regularly and advise authorities.

"I decided, enough is enough." Pourier said.


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