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Published October 03, 2013, 03:54 PM

BIA Social Services program takes a hit because of the government shutdown

It was October first 2012 when the Bureau of Indian Affairs took over child protection services on the Spirit Lake Nation. One year to the day after that event, the government shutdown immediately reduced the effectiveness the BIA can have helping children on the reservation. Funding has been cut off, leaving BIA social services short staffed, which has tribal leaders concerned.

By: Adam Ladwig, WDAZ

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