Lawmakers react to potential change in leadership for Spirit Lake Nation
A recall vote next week could lead to a change in leadership on the Spirit Lake Nation.
A new tribal chairperson would inherit long-standing problems on the reservation, including child welfare issues that have plagued the tribe for years.
A new chairperson would also inherit the responsibility to work with federal and BIA officials to fix those problems.
Adam Ladwig reached out to North Dakota's congressional delegation to see how a new chairperson might affect the tribe's relationship with Washington.