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ND photograph receives world recognition

March 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — A photograph from the North Dakota Museum of Art’s “Songs for Spirit Lake” exhibition recently received a World Press Photo award, gaining worldwide recognition.
Photographer Rena Effendi, one of six artists commissioned for th…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Woman pleads guilty in death of Spirit Lake girl

July 16, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO — Hope Tomahawk Whiteshield pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court here Monday to felony child abuse and witness tampering in the death last month of her step-granddaughter, Laurynn Whiteshield, 2, on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation. Continue Reading

Petition filed seeking recall of Spirit Lake chairman

June 24, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Opponents of Spirit Lake Tribal Chairman Roger Yankton Sr. filed petitions today seeking to recall him as chairman. Continue Reading

US sens want answers in child death on reservation

June 19, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS North Dakota’s two U.S. senators are calling for quick action and more answers from authorities investigating the death of a 3-year-old girl on the Spirit Lake Reservation. Continue Reading

Feds investigate child death on ND reservation

June 18, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FORT TOTTEN Federal authorities are investigating the death of a 3-year-old boy on the Spirit Lake Reservation in North Dakota.
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Strength in family: Methenys prove that life is not all bleak and despairing at Spirit Lake

September 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Lost in all the recent warnings and negative reports coming out of Spirit Lake, Paul Matheny says, is another reality: not every family there is dysfunctional, not every child at perilous risk. Continue Reading

Federal official criticizes state agency for failing to protect Spirit Lake children

August 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A federal official has renewed his criticisms that state human services officials have not acted aggressively enough to protect endangered children from the Spirit Lake reservation. Continue Reading

North Dakota Museum of Art to start Spirit Lake art project

February 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The museum, on UND campus, won a $150,000 grant that will pay for six artists to collaborate on a project centered on the mixed-race, multi-cultural nature of the reservation. Continue Reading

Spirit Lake: The fight for ‘Fighting Sioux’ continues

September 6, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Injunction, statewide vote may be options Members of the Spirit Lake Sioux tribe who favor UND retaining its Fighting Sioux nickname and logo have turned once again to the courts to block the anticipated retirement of the symbols. Continue Reading

Spirit Lake: The fight for ‘Fighting Sioux’ continues

September 6, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Injunction, statewide vote may be options Members of the Spirit Lake Sioux tribe who favor UND retaining its Fighting Sioux nickname and logo have turned once again to the courts to block the anticipated retirement of the symbols. Continue Reading