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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs set for first field oversight hearingFiled Under:
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs set for first field oversight hearing (April 19, 2017)
The hearing will look into the implementation of the Native American Children's Safety Act, which became law in 2016.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs heading to Spirit Lake NationFiled Under: National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs heading to Spirit Lake Nation (April 10, 2017)
Lawmakers will be looking at the Native American Children's Safety Act, a new law aimed at addressing tribal foster care issues.
Sioux Nation to President Obama: Stop the Dakota Access PipelineFiled Under: Environment | Opinion | Politics
Sioux Nation to President Obama: Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline (November 30, 2016)
Get the Army out of Indian country. Stop the oil pipeline. Protect our drinking water. Preserve our Native homeland.
North Dakota lawmakers punish tribes for taking #NoDAPL standFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
North Dakota lawmakers punish tribes for taking #NoDAPL stand (November 18, 2016)
The upcoming tribal leader address has been canceled, with Republicans claiming it was about protecting public safety.
Dakota Access Pipeline faces a small fine for disturbing tribal siteFiled Under: Business | Environment | Law | National
Dakota Access Pipeline faces a small fine for disturbing tribal site (November 14, 2016)
A firm that just saw a $1.2 billion influx in cash could easily settle the $15,000 fine proposed by the North Dakota Public Utilities Commission.
Spirit Lake Nation welcomes decision in voter identification lawsuitFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Spirit Lake Nation welcomes decision in voter identification lawsuit (August 3, 2016)
Tribal leaders and members say more people on the reservation will be able to vote thanks for the judge's ruling.
Washington and North Dakota tribes join Promise Zone programFiled Under: Business | National | Politics
Washington and North Dakota tribes join Promise Zone program (June 6, 2016)
The Spokane Tribe and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians will work closely with federal agencies to address economic development, employment and other needs.
Spirit Lake Nation eyes better care at Indian Health Service centerFiled Under: Health
Spirit Lake Nation eyes better care at Indian Health Service center (June 3, 2016)
The North Dakota tribe is the first with a self-governance compact in the Great Plains Area.
Indian Health Service considers changes in troubled Great PlainsFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Indian Health Service considers changes in troubled Great Plains (June 2, 2016)
At least one tribal leader has demanded the closure of the office in Aberdeen, South Dakota, which is far from nearly every reservation in the region.
Indian Health Service reaches first tribal compact in Great PlainsFiled Under: Health | National
Indian Health Service reaches first tribal compact in Great Plains (May 31, 2016)
The Spirit Lake Nation signed a self-governance compact to run the Spirit Lake Health Center in Fort Totten, North Dakota.
Ruth Hopkins: Why I resigned my judgeship on Spirit Lake NationFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Ruth Hopkins: Why I resigned my judgeship on Spirit Lake Nation (April 14, 2016)
Strangers I do not know who have never spoken to me before decided to use my good name to viciously attack one of our own.
Authorities bring in 22 for warrant sweep on Spirit Lake NationFiled Under: Law
Authorities bring in 22 for warrant sweep on Spirit Lake Nation (December 15, 2015)
A total of 29 warrants were cleared as the defendants were rounded up on various federal, tribal and state charges.
University of North Dakota officially replaces 'Sioux' nicknameFiled Under: Education
University of North Dakota officially replaces 'Sioux' nickname (November 19, 2015)
The 'Fighting Hawks' name was chosen through an online poll of students, alumni, employees and other interested parties.
Gabriel Galanda: Banish drug dealers but don't disenroll themFiled Under: Law
Gabriel Galanda: Banish drug dealers but don't disenroll them (September 8, 2015)
Even the most horrid drug dealers in non-tribal society are not divested of their American citizenship and identity when convicted for drug dealing.
Opinion: Sioux tribes deserve a seat on university naming panelFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Opinion: Sioux tribes deserve a seat on university naming panel (July 29, 2015)
We may never be the Fighting Sioux again, but most UND alumni, students, fans and people from around the entire state feel we must honor the Sioux people for their past gift and include them in picking a new name.
Authorities probe police officer shooting on Spirit Lake NationFiled Under: Law
Authorities probe police officer shooting on Spirit Lake Nation (June 22, 2015)
Family and friends are looking for information following the death of Joe Charboneau last week.
Native American Children's Safety Act clears House and SenateFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Native American Children's Safety Act clears House and Senate (June 1, 2015)
The bill requires background checks of all adults in a home where foster children are placed.
Frank Black Cloud: Spirit Lake Nation supports 'Fighting Sioux'Filed Under: Education | Opinion
Frank Black Cloud: Spirit Lake Nation supports 'Fighting Sioux' (May 18, 2015)
I, for one, am a proud Dakota Sioux and a very proud Fighting Sioux supporter as are many, many other members of the Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe.
Jessy Hegland: Honoring my roots as an adopted Indian childFiled Under: Opinion
Jessy Hegland: Honoring my roots as an adopted Indian child (November 17, 2014)
Writer was adopted out of the Spirit Lake Nation.
Editorial: Another hearing won't help Spirit Lake Nation childrenFiled Under: National | Opinion
Editorial: Another hearing won't help Spirit Lake Nation children (June 27, 2014)
Newspaper says only the Spirit Lake Nation can change the way children are treated on the reservation:
Witness list for House hearing on child welfare at Spirit LakeFiled Under: Law | Politics
Witness list for House hearing on child welfare at Spirit Lake (June 23, 2014)
Chairman Leander R. McDonald is among the witnesses.
House panel sets hearing on child welfare at Spirit Lake NationFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
House panel sets hearing on child welfare at Spirit Lake Nation (June 12, 2014)
Several children have died on the reservation in recent years.
Spirit Lake Nation man free after 28 years in prison for murderFiled Under: Law
Spirit Lake Nation man free after 28 years in prison for murder (June 5, 2014)
Richard LaFuente will seek to overturn his conviction with the help of the Minnesota Innocence Project.
Authorities investigate infant's death on Spirit Lake ReservationFiled Under: Law | Politics
Authorities investigate infant's death on Spirit Lake Reservation (May 2, 2014)
Tribal and federal authorities are investigating the death of an infant on the Spirit Lake Nation in North Dakota.
Some homes on Spirit Lake Nation without water due to freezeFiled Under: Environment
Some homes on Spirit Lake Nation without water due to freeze (March 26, 2014)
About 40 homes on the Spirit Lake Nation in North Dakota went without water due to frozen pipes.
Spirit Lake Nation installs new chief judge for tribal court systemFiled Under: Law
Spirit Lake Nation installs new chief judge for tribal court system (December 3, 2013)
The Spirit Lake Nation of North Dakota has a new chief judge for its tribal court system.
Spirit Lake Nation woman sentenced to 30 years for    child's deathFiled Under: Law
Spirit Lake Nation woman sentenced to 30 years for child's death (November 7, 2013)
A woman from the Spirit Lake Nation of North Dakota was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison in connection with the death of a two-year-old girl.
Spirit Lake Nation to hold recall hearing for secretary-treasurerFiled Under: Politics
Spirit Lake Nation to hold recall hearing for secretary-treasurer (October 23, 2013)
The Spirit Lake Nation of North Dakota is holding a recall hearing on Friday for Secretary-Treasurer Nancy Greene-Robertson.
CNN Video: Child sexual abuse 'rampant' on Spirit Lake NationFiled Under: Law | National
CNN Video: Child sexual abuse 'rampant' on Spirit Lake Nation (October 22, 2013)
CNN reports on the epidemic levels of child abuse and child sexual assault on the Spirit Lake Nation of North Dakota.
Spirit Lake Nation cancels recall election for council memberFiled Under: Politics
Spirit Lake Nation cancels recall election for council member (October 3, 2013)
The Spirit Lake Nation of North Dakota won't be holding a recall election on Friday after all.
Spirit Lake Nation   holds another recall election after tie voteFiled Under: Politics
Spirit Lake Nation holds another recall election after tie vote (October 1, 2013)
The Spirit Lake Nation of North Dakota will hold another recall election for a council member after the first one resulted in a tie.
Jury returns guilty verdict for murders of Spirit Lake childrenFiled Under: Law | National
Jury returns guilty verdict for murders of Spirit Lake children (September 24, 2013)
A federal jury convicted a 20-year-old man on Monday for the murders of two children on the Spirit Lake Nation in North Dakota.
Jury deliberates verdict in  murders of two Spirit Lake childrenFiled Under: Law | National
Jury deliberates verdict in murders of two Spirit Lake children (September 20, 2013)
A federal jury is debating the fate of a man who is accused of murdering two children on the Spirit Lake Nation in North Dakota.
Closing arguments    in murders of  children on Spirit Lake NationFiled Under: Law | National
Closing arguments in murders of children on Spirit Lake Nation (September 19, 2013)
Closing arguments are expected today in the trial of a man who is accused of murdering two children on the Spirit Lake Nation in North Dakota.
Father refutes confession over  murders of   Spirit Lake childrenFiled Under: Law
Father refutes confession over murders of Spirit Lake children (September 17, 2013)
The father of two children who were murdered on the Spirit Lake Nation of North Dakota took the stand on Monday and disavowed a confession that he gave to the FBI.
Father tried to confess to murders of two Spirit Lake childrenFiled Under: Law | National
Father tried to confess to murders of two Spirit Lake children (September 12, 2013)
The father of two children who were murdered on the Spirit Lake Nation of North Dakota tried to take the blame for their deaths.
Leander   McDonald to take over as chair of Spirit Lake NationFiled Under: Law | Politics
Leander McDonald to take over as chair of Spirit Lake Nation (September 10, 2013)
Leander McDonald said he will take over as chairman of the Spirit Lake Nation of North Dakota this week.
Spirit Lake leaders   seek  dismissal of ousted chairman's lawsuitFiled Under: Law | Politics
Spirit Lake leaders seek dismissal of ousted chairman's lawsuit (September 6, 2013)
Leaders of the Spirit Lake Nation of North Dakota are asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by ousted chairman Roger Yankton.
Trial opens for murders of two children from Spirit Lake NationFiled Under: Law | National
Trial opens for murders of two children from Spirit Lake Nation (September 3, 2013)
A 20-year-old man is going on trial for the murders of two siblings from the Spirit Lake Nation of North Dakota.
Spirit Lake Nation hires  another  director for social servicesFiled Under: National
Spirit Lake Nation hires another director for social services (August 30, 2013)
The Spirit Lake Nation of North Dakota has hired a new social services director.
Spirit Lake Nation fields complaints about change  to waterFiled Under: Environment | Health
Spirit Lake Nation fields complaints about change to water (August 29, 2013)
The Spirit Lake Nation of North Dakota says the drinking water on the reservation is safe despite complaints from some residents.
Spirit Lake Nation court blocks disputed chairman from officesFiled Under: Law | Politics
Spirit Lake Nation court blocks disputed chairman from offices (August 1, 2013)
A judge for the Spirit Lake Nation of North barred disputed chairman Roger Yankton from entering tribal offices or contacting tribal council members.
County to open social service office on  Spirit Lake  ReservationFiled Under: National
County to open social service office on Spirit Lake Reservation (July 31, 2013)
The Spirit Lake Nation and Benson County will sign a lease to bring social service workers to the tribe's reservation in North Dakota. More than 90 percent of the county's...
Editorial: Spirit Lake Nation needs an independent judiciaryFiled Under: Opinion
Editorial: Spirit Lake Nation needs an independent judiciary (July 22, 2013)
Newspaper calls on Spirit Lake Nation of North Dakota to strengthen its court system.
Opinion: Indian Child Welfare Act places Indian children lastFiled Under: Opinion
Opinion: Indian Child Welfare Act places Indian children last (July 22, 2013)
Founder of Christian Alliance for Indian Child Welfare claims Indian Child Welfare Act hurts Indian children.
Spirit Lake Nation without a leader after tribal court decisionFiled Under: Law | Politics
Spirit Lake Nation without a leader after tribal court decision (July 19, 2013)
The Spirit Lake Nation of North Dakota is without a leader after a tribal appeals court kept Chairman Roger Yankton out of office.
Appeals court bars Roger Yankton as Spirit Lake Nation chairFiled Under: Law | Politics
Appeals court bars Roger Yankton as Spirit Lake Nation chair (July 18, 2013)
Roger Yankton was sworn in as chairman of the Spirit Lake Nation of North Dakota on Wednesday but a ruling from a tribal court of appeals blocked him from office.
Roger Yankton wins reinstatement as     Spirit Lake Nation chairFiled Under: Law | Politics
Roger Yankton wins reinstatement as Spirit Lake Nation chair (July 17, 2013)
Roger Yankton has been reinstated as chairman of the Spirit Lake Nation in North Dakota.
Opinion: Indian Child Welfare Act aims to keep tribes  togetherFiled Under: Opinion
Opinion: Indian Child Welfare Act aims to keep tribes together (July 12, 2013)
Tobias Rushing and Robert Moddelmog of Lakota People’s Law Project refute criticism of Indian Child Welfare Act.
New chair of Spirit Lake Nation discusses social service woesFiled Under: National | Politics
New chair of Spirit Lake Nation discusses social service woes (July 3, 2013)
Leander 'Russ' McDonald, the new chairman of the Spirit Lake Nation, met with Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota) to discuss social service issues.
Spirit Lake Nation chooses Russ McDonald as new chairmanFiled Under: National | Politics
Spirit Lake Nation chooses Russ McDonald as new chairman (July 2, 2013)
Voters of the Spirit Lake Nation of North Dakota elected Leander "Russ" McDonald as chairman after removing Roger Yankton from the post.
Spirit Lake Nation voters remove Roger Yankton as chairmanFiled Under: National | Politics
Spirit Lake Nation voters remove Roger Yankton as chairman (July 1, 2013)
Voters of the Spirit Lake Nation of North Dakota ousted Roger Yankton as chairman at a general council meeting today.
Column: A crisis for Indian children on the Spirit Lake NationFiled Under: Opinion
Column: A crisis for Indian children on the Spirit Lake Nation (July 1, 2013)
Columnist discusses Indian child welfare woes on the Spirit Lake Nation in North Dakota.
Authorities tight-lipped over death of girl on Spirit Lake NationFiled Under: Law | National
Authorities tight-lipped over death of girl on Spirit Lake Nation (June 20, 2013)
Federal authorities remain tight-lipped about the death of a three-year-old girl on the Spirit Lake Nation in North Dakota.
Three-year-old girl who died at Spirit Lake was in foster careFiled Under: Law | National
Three-year-old girl who died at Spirit Lake was in foster care (June 19, 2013)
A three-year-old girl who died under mysterious circumstances on the Spirit Lake Nation had been in the foster care system.
Investigation in death of 3-year-old girl at Spirit Lake NationFiled Under: Law
Investigation in death of 3-year-old girl at Spirit Lake Nation (June 18, 2013)
The FBI and the BIA are investigating the death of a three-year-old boy on the Spirit Lake Nation in North Dakota.
Trial postponed for   Spirit Lake Nation social services directorFiled Under: Law
Trial postponed for Spirit Lake Nation social services director (June 6, 2013)
A trial has been delayed for Mark Little Owl, who was hired by the Spirit Lake Nation of North Dakota to serve as the tribe's director of social services. Little...
Spirit Lake group appears to concede loss on 'Fighting Sioux'  Filed Under: Education | Law
Spirit Lake group appears to concede loss on 'Fighting Sioux' (May 30, 2013)
Members of the Spirit Lake Nation who supported the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo at the University of North Dakota appear to have conceded defeat after a ruling from the...
Spirit Lake Nation loses decision in 'Fighting Sioux' lawsuitFiled Under: Education | Law
Spirit Lake Nation loses decision in 'Fighting Sioux' lawsuit (May 29, 2013)
The Spirit Lake Nation lacks standing to sue over the retirement of the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo at the University of North Dakota, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals...
Spirit Lake Nation court orders new election for council seatFiled Under: Law | Politics
Spirit Lake Nation court orders new election for council seat (May 29, 2013)
The Spirit Lake Nation of North Dakota will be holding a new election on June 11 to fill a contested tribal council seat. Leander “Russ” McDonald won the Fort Totten...

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