Editorial: Spirit Lake Nation defensive in wake of abuse cases

"Last week’s statement from the Spirit Lake tribal government is welcome – but it’s not enough to divert attention from charges of child abuse on the reservation.

The statement was published in the Devils Lake Journal and reported by the Herald last week. It’s available in full on the Herald’s website, www.grandforksherald.com.

In the statement, the tribal government suggests that it inherited the problem, that it’s dealing with it effectively and that whistleblowers and a malevolent press have made things worse.

This level of defensiveness undermines the effectiveness of the tribe’s statement."

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