An American Indian Grandparent’s Perspective on Kinship Care

by Tonia Jacobs Deese • In many cultures, caring for the children of relatives is an honored practice that goes back thousands of years. For this article, I spoke with Sappony Tribe member Shelia Wilson about her experience as an American Indian kinship caregiver. The Sappony people live in the Piedmont region along the North Carolina and Virginia border. Please

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