Editorial: A free press is essential, even in a tribal society

"On the Spirit Lake reservation, says a senior clinical psychologist, services “are mired in mismanagement that endangers abused and neglected children,” Sunday’s Herald reported.

“Michael Tilus, director of behavioral health at the Spirit Lake Health Center here, has written a ‘letter of grave concern’ to state and federal officials describing alleged widespread failures creating what he describes as an ongoing crisis.”

And if Tilus is accurate in his descriptions, then a lot more than “grave concern” is going to be needed.

But what, exactly? If frustrated tribal members want to break the cycle of mismanagement, what can they do?"

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