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Hidden America: Children of the Plains - Lakota Girl Dances through Family Tragedy (4 of 4)

Updated: Oct 8, 2022

Video from ABC News

"Little Tashina Iron Horse is only five years old but has a huge personality – chatty and vivacious, a bubbly student in her kindergarten class, and a tiny but talented pow-wow dancer. Tashina lives in government housing with her grandmother, parents, siblings and uncles – sometimes 19 people live in the three bedroom house together. Tashina wants to grow up to be a cop, a career choice inspired by her mother, who works long hours as a security guard at the reservation’s casino 45 minutes away. Her father DJ is getting his GED and applying for a position in the tribe’s fire department when tragedy strikes the family.' from ABC news

National Indian Child Care Association


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