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July 18, 2013
Spirit Lake leader removed again, but without replacement
FORT TOTTEN - The Spirit Lake Nation is now without a chairman after Roger Yankton was removed from that office by a preliminary decision from an appeals court. The man voted to replace him, Leander "Russ" McDonald, now serves on the Tribal Council and declined to take over as chairman...
July 18, 2013 - 9:08pm
At Spirit Lake, a confusing round of elections, petitions and court decisions
FORT TOTTEN -- Roger Yankton Sr. returned briefly as chairman of the Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe on Wednesday, sanctioned by a Tribal Court order, but opponents obtained an emergency injunction from an appeals court which again declared him out of the office he was elected to in 2011. Yankton...
July 18, 2013 - 12:00am
July 17, 2013
Yankton reinstated as Spirit Lake chairman
FORT TOTTEN - Roger Yankton is back as the Spirit Lake Nation's chairman after winning an appeal at tribal court, tribal Secretary Nancy Green Robertson confirmed Tuesday. Tribal members voted him out of office earlier this month following a successful recall petition.
July 17, 2013 - 12:00am
July 2, 2013
Yankton out as Spirit Lake chairman
FORT TOTTEN -- Wearing a full traditional headdress and vowing to "represent myself and the Spirit Lake Tribe with dignity and respect," Leander (Russ) McDonald was sworn in Monday as new chairman of the tribe as about 150 supporters cheered and applauded. McDonald, vice president...
July 2, 2013 - 12:00am
July 1, 2013
Yankton out as tribal chairman
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...
July 1, 2013 - 2:46pm
June 27, 2013
Suspect in Spirit Lake toddler death to stay in federal custody
GRAND FORKS -- Hope Whiteshield, charged in the June 12 death of a Spirit Lake Nation toddler, will remain in federal custody pending trial, a judge ruled Wednesday after hearing testimony about a criminal record that includes a half-dozen previous cases involving child neglect and...
June 27, 2013 - 12:00am
Cain out as Spirit Lake chief judge
FORT TOTTEN -- Shirley Cain, chief judge of the Spirit Lake Tribal Court, was removed from office Wednesday by order of the Tribal Council. Cain said she had tendered her resignation Friday, making it effective in 30 days, as required by her contract with the tribe, but she received...
June 27, 2013 - 12:00am
June 24, 2013
Petition filed seeking recall of Spirit Lake chairman
Opponents of Spirit Lake Tribal Chairman Roger Yankton Sr.
June 24, 2013 - 3:23pm
June 21, 2013
Woman charged in child's death at Spirit Lake
GRAND FORKS - A 31-year-old St. Michael woman appeared in U.S. District Court in Grand Forks on Thursday, charged with abuse or neglect of a child resulting in serious bodily injury in connection with the June 13 death of a Spirit Lake Nation toddler. According to the criminal complaint,...
June 21, 2013 - 12:00am
June 20, 2013
Sen. Hoeven to meet with top Interior official on safety of children at Spirit Lake
FORT TOTTEN -- Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., will meet today with Kevin Washburn, the Interior Department's assistant secretary for Indian affairs, to press for assurances that "children are being placed in safe homes" at the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation, a top aide said Wednesday. Ryan...
June 20, 2013 - 12:00am
June 19, 2013
Hoeven, Heitkamp seek answers in Spirit Lake child's death
GRAND FORKS -- An angry Sen.
June 19, 2013 - 12:00am
May 29, 2013
Challenge in tribe's election puts leadership on hold
GRAND FORKS -- Spirit Lake's Tribal Council gained two new members Tuesday, but tribal officials set aside results in the race for Fort Totten District representative and scheduled a new election. The action apparently will delay the filing of petitions by tribe members seeking the...
May 29, 2013 - 12:00am
May 9, 2013
Voters have their say: Spirit Lake council changes
FORT TOTTEN -- Two incumbent members of the Spirit Lake Tribal Council lost their seats in Tuesday's general election. Leander "Russ" McDonald, who was briefly regarded as tribal chairman last month by members seeking to oust Chairman Roger Yankton Sr., won the Fort Totten District...
May 9, 2013 - 12:00am
May 2, 2013
BIA superintendent departs Spirit Lake
GRAND FORKS -- Rod Cavanaugh, superintendent of the Bureau of Indian Affairs agency at Fort Totten and a key figure in the continuing child protection issue at the Spirit Lake Nation, has taken early retirement, officials confirmed Wednesday. "Yesterday (Tuesday) was his last day,"...
May 2, 2013 - 12:00am
April 27, 2013
Spirit Lake petitioners weigh options
GRAND FORKS -- Spirit Lake Nation members seeking to replace Tribal Chairman Roger Yankton Sr. said Friday they are nearing their goal of 600 signatures on a recall petition. "We think the hard count right now is 522," said Erich Longie, one of the leaders of the petition effort,...
April 27, 2013 - 12:00am