Earlier this year several Native American groups called for the federal government to investigate how Indian children are treated in foster care. See more here.
Currently, when Indian children are taken into foster care they are supposed to be kept with their tribe. This law has been in place since 1978, yet many children often are removed from their tribes and lose connections with their relatives. As a result many youth are unable to feel like they're a part of their native culture. We believe preserving all types of culture for foster youth is important to a youth's well-being.
What do you think? Do you have any experience with losing touch with your culture while in foster care?