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NPR: Commission examines Indian child welfare issues in Maine

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National Public Radio reports on the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission:
In Maine, an unusual and historic process is under way to document child welfare practices that once resulted in Indian children being forcibly removed from their homes. Many of the native children were placed with white foster parents. Chiefs from all five of Maine's tribes, along with Gov. Paul LePage, have created a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to help heal the wounds.

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Maine, Tribes Seek 'Truth And Reconciliation' (NPR 3/12)

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