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Spirit Lake Nation jurisdiction bill about to clear first hurdle in Congress
Spirit Lake Nation jurisdiction bill about to clear first hurdle in Congress (July 24, 2019)

A bill to repeal a termination-era law that affects citizens of the Spirit Lake Nation is being advanced by the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs set to advance more bills
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs set to advance more bills (November 26, 2018)

Three symbolic resolutions and three substantive bills are advancing as the clock winds down on the 115th Congress.


Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing
Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing (November 13, 2018)

Tribal leaders from Arizona, North Dakota and Oklahoma are testifying in support of bills that affect their communities.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up three bills at hearing
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs takes up three bills at hearing (November 12, 2018)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is getting back to work after the historic mid-term election.


Spirit Lake Nation challenges restrictive voter law on eve of election
Spirit Lake Nation challenges restrictive voter law on eve of election (October 31, 2018)

Native voters are continuing to fight the state of North Dakota's restrictive voter identification law.


Second defendant goes on trial for murder of Spirit Lake Nation woman
Second defendant goes on trial for murder of Spirit Lake Nation woman (September 17, 2018)

Savanna Marie Greywind has been symbolic of the epidemic of missing and murdered Native women and girls.


Spirit Lake Nation opposes hog farm development near Devils Lake
Spirit Lake Nation opposes hog farm development near Devils Lake (September 10, 2018)

Citing a need to protect water, the Spirit Lake Nation is opposing plans to house up to 2,400 hogs near the reservation.


Defendant sentenced for kidnapping and murder of Spirit Lake Nation woman
Defendant sentenced for kidnapping and murder of Spirit Lake Nation woman (February 2, 2018)

One of two defendants charged in connection with the kidnapping and murder of Savanna Marie Greywind, a young citizen of the Spirit Lake Nation, was sentenced for her role in the crime.


Landowners on Spirit Lake Nation see nearly $13 million in Cobell Buy-Back offers
Landowners on Spirit Lake Nation see nearly $13 million in Cobell Buy-Back offers (October 2, 2017)

The Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations sent out nearly $13 million in offers to landowners on the Spirit Lake Nation in North Dakota.


Two charged in connection with kidnapping and murder of Spirit Lake Nation woman
Two charged in connection with kidnapping and murder of Spirit Lake Nation woman (August 28, 2017)

A North Dakota couple is facing kidnapping and murder charges in connection with the disappearance and death of a young woman from the Spirit Lake Nation.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs set for first field oversight hearing
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 Nation
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 Pipeline
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 stand
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 site
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 lawsuit
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 program
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 center
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 Plains
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 Plains
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 Nation
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 Nation
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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' nickname
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 them
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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 panel
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 Nation
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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 Senate
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'
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 child
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 children
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 Lake
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 Nation
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 murder
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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 Reservation
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 freeze
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 system
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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 death
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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-treasurer
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 Nation
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 member
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 vote
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 children
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 children
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 Nation
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 children
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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 children
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 Nation
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 lawsuit
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 Nation
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 services
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 water
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 offices
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  Reservation
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 judiciary
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 last
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 decision
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 chair
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 chair
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  together
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 woes
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.