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Official: BIA to run tribal child pro-tection for years

October 4, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The federal Bureau of Indian Affairs, which assumed responsibility for child protection services at Spirit Lake Monday, likely will manage the program for several years before returning responsibility to the tribe, said Bruce Loudermilk, the BIA’s regional director. Continue Reading

Thousands of acres burn near Mandaree; another fire ablaze near Grassy Butte this afternoon

September 21, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Firefighters are on-scene of fires that are burning thousands of acres across western North Dakota this afternoon. Continue Reading

IHS reassigns psychologist who criticized tribe

July 30, 2012 in The Daily Republic

FARGO, N.D. (AP) A psychologist who wrote a letter expressing “grave concern” about children on the Spirit Lake reservation has been reprimanded and reassigned.
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ND tribe bans hydraulic fracturing

December 2, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa has banned a contentious oil and gas recovery technique and wants to stop a federal auction that would open drilling on the reservation. Continue Reading

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BIA criticized for condition of White Earth school

September 11, 2010 in INFORUM

WHITE EARTH, Minn. The Bureau of Indian Affairs came in for some heavy criticism here Saturday at a rare field hearing of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee attended by U.S. Sens. Al Franken of Minnesota and Byron Dorgan of North Dakota. Continue Reading