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Trauma can be hard to talk about. It can also be hard to hear: Reporter’s notebook

Jessica Washington shares how she developed relationships with sources while investigating how Native mothers experience the Minnesota foster care system.

​​‘Kill the Indian … save the man’: Tracing the government’s long, racist history of uprooting Native children

The challenges Native American families currently face under Minnesota’s child welfare system are echoes of a racist past. Here’s how more than two centuries of federal policies aimed at annihilating Native culture set the stage…

Minnesota’s foster care system perpetuates the legacy of racist boarding schools, Native mothers and experts say

For many Native mothers, the fear of having their children ripped away from them and the ripple effects of generations of forced family separations remain omnipresent.

Would you manage 70 children and a 15-ton vehicle for $18 an hour?

How the nationwide school bus driver shortage helps explain our economic weirdness.

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