Why Several Native Americans Are Suing the Mormon Church

Why Several Native Americans Are Suing the Mormon Church

LILLY FOWLER, OCT 23, 2016, The Atlantic

Participants in the Church-sponsored Indian Student Placement Program have filed at least three sexual-abuse lawsuits.

Native Americans who were part of a little-known Mormon program from 1947 to the mid-1990s share much of the same story. Year after year, missionaries or other members of the Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-day Saints approached these families and invited their children into Mormon foster homes. 

As part of the Mormon Indian Student Placement Program, Native American children would live with Mormon families during the school year, an experience designed to  . . . "

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