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Man charged in suspicious Belcourt death

December 3, 2013 in Uncategorized

BELCOURT —A Belcourt man has been charged in tribal court in connection with the Nov. 27 death of Joel Sherman, 29, at the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation.
William Marcellais, the tribe’s chief prosecutor, said Justin Keplin, 31, was arraigne…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Man charged in suspicious Belcourt death

December 3, 2013 in Uncategorized

BELCOURT —A Belcourt man has been charged in tribal court in connection with the Nov. 27 death of Joel Sherman, 29, at the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation.
William Marcellais, the tribe’s chief prosecutor, said Justin Keplin, 31, was arraigne…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

At Spirit Lake, a confusing round of elections, petitions and court decisions

July 17, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FORT TOTTEN Roger Yankton Sr. returned briefly as chairman of the Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe on Wednesday, sanctioned by a Tribal Court order, but opponents obtained an emergency injunction from an appeals court which again declared him out of the office he was elected to in 2011. Continue Reading

Yankton reinstated as Spirit Lake chairman

July 16, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FORT TOTTEN – Roger Yankton is back as the Spirit Lake Nation’s chairman after winning an appeal at tribal court, tribal Secretary Nancy Green Robertson confirmed Tuesday. Continue Reading

Yankton out as tribal chairman

July 1, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FORT TOTTEN, N.D. – Roger Yankton Sr. was ousted as chairman of the Spirit Lake Sioux tribe Monday at a general meeting of tribal members. Continue Reading

UND law student to join Standing Rock prosecutors in first-ever partnership

June 4, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS For the first time, one of the University of North Dakota law school students fanning out to summer externships with judges, courts and other parts of the legal system will join a tribal court, at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. Continue Reading

OUR VIEW: State wrongly demonized in ICWA debate

May 30, 2013 in The Daily Republic

A conference that recently concluded in Rapid City brought to light some sad stories about foster care for American Indian children. Some Indian parents sobbed as they related stories about losing their kids.
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Challenge in tribe’s election puts leadership on hold

May 28, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

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. Continue Reading

Lower Brule tribe to get $300K matching grant for popcorn business

May 2, 2013 in The Daily Republic

The money is part of a matching grant. The tribe will put up $310,000 of its own cash to commit a total of $610,000 toward marketing its Lakota Foods popcorn.
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Oglala Sioux Tribe faces ultimatum on sale of massacre site

May 1, 2013 in The Daily Republic

The assessed value of the property: less than $14,000. The seller’s asking price: $4.9 million.
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