Artists Helping The Homeless and The Lakota People’s Law Project – Two Stories of the Journey Home

Artists Helping The Homeless – Going From Homeless To Employment

Artists Helping the Homeless was the inspiration of Kar Woo, its founder and current executive director. Kar was an artist and owner of a business located in midtown Kansas City. He saw the homeless gather at a park near his shop and wanted to help, beginning by serving them dinner on Sunday evenings and providing them clothes. He started to expand his assistance, enlisting area churches to help. Aided by the organization’s board and staff, over the last four years Kar has built the program into an indispensable resource for the homeless and the organizations and agencies that deal with the homeless every day, such as hospitals, police and shelters.

Host Richard Tripp will be talking with Kar Woo Director of AHH and two of his former clients, Joey Garrett Care coordinator and driver Tim Krerowicz care coordinator and driver that have made the journey back to being housed and are employed by Artists Helping the Homeless.

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The Lakota People’s Law Project – Wresting Their Children Back From The State

Every afternoon, Lakota parents in South Dakota start looking for their children when they don’t return from school. The state claims that it does not have to immediately notify the family or tribe in the event of the seizure of a child. Many families don’t realize that their children can be taken without any notification. The vast majority of the Native children in South Dakota (over 95%) are taken from their families because of a culturally biased definition of “neglect”, which often translates into poverty.

In 2005, the Lakota People’s Law Project was founded with a mission to end this tragedy and win the return of thousands of children that were illegally taken from their families and tribes by creating foster care for Lakota, by Lakota. Three tribes in South Dakota (Oglala, Standing Rock, and Rosebud) have already obtained their Title IV-E Federal Planning Grants and are training and planning for the implementation of their own Child and Family Service Programs. When this process is complete, federal funding will be redirected to each of the tribes and away from the corrupt state.

In this segment Host Elisa Brietenbach will talk with Daniel Sheehan, the attorney that fought the lawsuit for the tribes that have won their sovereign rights to administer their own Child and Protective services agencies.

Since 2006, Daniel Sheehan has served as the lead attorney and general counsel for the Lakota People’s Law Project (LPLP). Currently, LPLP is working in South Dakota to stop violations of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and rescue Lakota children from an abusive state care system. In 2011, award-winning journalist Laura Sullivan completed a hard-hitting investigative series on the situation in Lakota Country that aired on NPR. To learn more about Daniel Sheehan’s work with Lakota Indians, visit the Lakota People’s Law Project website.

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