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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
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
April 21, 2013
Indian homes for Indian children: At Spirit Lake, challenge can be to keep children safe - and Indian
GRAND FORKS -- On a Spirit Lake reservation torn by factional infighting, the leader of an American Indian advocacy group arrives to find 25 percent of all Dakota Indian children living in foster care with white families. Two months later, five Dakota mothers and the tribal chairman...
April 21, 2013 - 12:00am
April 7, 2013
Cramer remarks, PBS documentary draw eyes again to reservation
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...
April 7, 2013 - 12:00am
Overcoming hurdles at Spirit Lake
SPIRIT LAKE NATION -- As health and social service professionals grappled over the past year with issues of child protection at Spirit Lake, they found a disturbing trend at Mercy Hospital in neighboring Devils Lake. "We were hearing about an alarming problem of Native women having...
April 7, 2013 - 12:00am
March 3, 2013
PBS documentary follows ND Sioux woman's struggle
GRAND FORKS -- The Spirit Lake Nation's continuing efforts to deal with deficiencies in its child protection system is about to get another round...
March 3, 2013 - 12:00am
February 27, 2013
Hoeven: Spirit Lake child protection meeting open
GRAND FORKS -- A meeting scheduled by the Bureau of Indian Affairs to provide Spirit Lake Sioux leaders and members an update on efforts to improve the tribe's child protection services will be open to the public, a spokesman for Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., and tribal officials confirmed. Hoeven,...
February 27, 2013 - 12:00am
January 19, 2013
At Spirit Lake, disputed progress
FORT TOTTEN -- In the nearly four months since the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs took over child protection services on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation, tribal and BIA officials say they're working well together, the system has been made more professional and accountable and...
January 19, 2013 - 12:00am