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Kevin Cramer, the then North Dakota Republican candidate for the U.S. House, speaks on Sept. 5, 2012, at a debate with Democratic opponent Pam Gulleson at the Radisson Hotel in Bismarck. Cramer, who was elected and now serves in the House, is accused of saying he does not "feel safe" on reservation land since the passage of the Violence Against Women Act, which gave tribal courts jurisdiction to try a non-Indian suspect.

Cramer remarks, PBS documentary draw eyes again to reservation

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GRAND FORKS -- The Spirit Lake Nation has endured a great deal of scrutiny and harsh commentary over the past year concerning the safety of its children, and the scrutiny ramped up again following the recent furor over comments Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., allegedly made to a gathering of victim-assistance professionals, including one from Spirit Lake.

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