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FORT TOTTEN - Roger Yankton Sr. was ousted as chairman of the Spirit Lake Sioux tribe Monday at a general meeting of tribal members.

The vote was 284-145 to recall the controversial chairman, who was elected in 2011 and has presided over a tumultuous period on the reservation, including allegations of abuse of power, corruption, intimidation and failure to pull the tribe out of a a crisis in child protection.

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