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Spirit Lake ‘power struggle’ coming to Grand Forks

August 20, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

A tribal appeals court will convene at UND; lawsuit challenges court’s authorityGRAND FORKS — An appeals court has scheduled oral arguments Aug. 30 in Grand Forks on who should be recognized as chairman of the Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe, but ousted Chairman Roger Yankton Sr. claims in a federal lawsuit that he remains the tribe’s duly elected leader and the appeals court has no jurisdiction. Continue Reading

Heitkamp says reservation housing problems ‘extreme’

April 3, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

NEW TOWN American Indians are often a forgotten population in Washington, U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp said Wednesday. Continue Reading

For Sale – Humans: Fargo residents work to bring awareness to modern slavery epidemic, a practice occurring in western ND

March 7, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO After Lisa Hanson learned about human trafficking, she couldn’t sleep at night. Continue Reading

PBS documentary follows ND Sioux woman’s struggle

March 2, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS The Spirit Lake Nation’s continuing efforts to deal with deficiencies in its child protection system is about to get another round of national exposure. Continue Reading