BRYSON CITY, N.C. (AP) — Angry over the way Swain County social services workers handled a child abuse case in which a 15-month old girl died, a Native American tribe is planning to form its own agency to protect children on a North Carolina reservation.
A special committee of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians will appoint a board for the proposed social services agency, said Ruth McCoy, a committee member, told The Associated Press. Once the board is appointed, it will hire a director, she said.
Other details will have to be worked out, including funding and hiring social services workers, but McCoy said appointing a board is a critical first step.
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