UND Indian culture expert: Big hurdles in protecting reservation children

July 21, 2012 at 2:00 pm in Grand Forks Herald

Recent deaths of children at the Spirit Lake Nation have brought a spotlight on child abuse and neglect, from federal and state authorities and from the news media. Greg Gagnon, a now retired Indian studies professor, says those problems are real, but many outsiders do not appreciate the enormous hurdles tribal officials face in dealing with the problem. Continue Reading