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Spirit Lake Tribal Court issues restraining order against disputed Chairman Roger Yankton
The Spirit Lake Tribal Court has issued a restraining order against disputed chairman Roger Yankton, on behalf of the rest of the tribal council.
Wednesday, July, 31, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Yankon says he's a "virtual prisoner" on Spirit Lake Nation
Former Spirit Lake Tribal Chairman Roger Yankton is speaking out, saying illegal restraints have made him a "virtual prisoner" on the Spirit Lake Reservation.
Monday, August, 19, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Yankton reinstated as tribal chairman
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.
Wednesday, July, 17, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Spirit Lake chairman removed from office
This Thursday, all Spirit Lake council members, with the exception of Roger Yankton, voted to uphold Wednesday's Intertribal Appellate Court ruling that stayed Yankton's installation as chairman.
Thursday, July, 18, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Hearing scheduled to determine fate of Spirit Lake Tribal Chairman
After months of complaints about Spirit Lake tribal council leadership and even a symbolic vote to oust Chairman Roger Yankton, a recall meeting has finally been scheduled to determine Yankton's fate once and for all.
Thursday, June, 27, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Yankton, Spirit Lake Tribal Council offer little comment on restraining order
Both disputed chairman Roger Yankton and the tribal council are remaining quiet after the council got a restraining order Thursday evening banning Yankton from tribal offices.
Friday, August, 02, 2013 - WDAZ - News

McDonald reinstated as Spirit Lake Chairman
Russ McDonald was reinstated as tribal chairman Tuesday on the Spirit Lake Reservation. Today marked the second time McDonald was installed as chairman to replace Roger Yankton.
Tuesday, September, 10, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Spirit Lake petition gaining signatures
Members of the Spirit Lake Nation tying to oust tribal chairman Roger Yankton say they've nearly collected enough signatures to petition for Yankton's removal.
Monday, April, 22, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Spirit Lake residents await decision on tribal chairman's fate
Former Spirit Lake Tribal Chairman Roger Yankton says he feels like a prisoner on the reservation after the tribal council got a restraining order barring him from tribal offices, but people working to keep Yankton out of office say it's time he listens to the will of the people and steps down.
Wednesday, August, 21, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Spirit Lake chairman dispute continues
Members of the Spirit Lake Tribal Council have asked a federal court to throw out a lawsuit brought last month by Roger Yankton Sr., who seeks to regain his position as chairman of the tribe.
Friday, September, 06, 2013 - Grand Forks Herald - News

Former Spirit Lake chairman withdrew suit after restraining order lifted
Roger Yankton Sr. has withdrawn his lawsuit in U.S. District Court seeking relief from a restraining order that had been issued against him by the Spirit Lake Tribal Court.
Friday, September, 20, 2013 - Grand Forks Herald - News

Spirit Lake foster parent says children taken away because of false accusations
A foster parent on the Spirit Lake reservation says she lost her four foster children because of lies told against about her. She says she's worried for the children's safety, but says tribal chairman Roger Yankton has done nothing to address the issue.
Friday, June, 28, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Yankton outed, McDonald named Spirit Lake Tribal Chairman
Spirit Lake tribal Chairman Roger Yankton is out, after an overwhelming majority of tribal members vote to recall him. Tribal members named a new chairman as well, bringing resolution to a controversy that has been swirling for months on the reservation.
Monday, July, 01, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Spirit lake petition gathers enough votes for submission, circulators looking for more
Petition circulators have enough signatures to prompt a recall vote of Spirit Lake tribal chairman Roger Yankton but they say they're still in need of more people to sign the petition and they're finding supporters hard to come by.
Thursday, May, 02, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Petition to remove Spirit Lake Tribal Chairman submitted Monday
Petitions were turned in today in an effort to remove Spirit Lake Tribal Chairman Roger Yankton from office. Organizers have been collecting signatures for well over a month. They say they've got nearly 600 people to say it's time for Yankton to go.
Monday, June, 24, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Spirit Lake petition supporters more confident after election
The Spirit Lake tribal council will soon welcome two new members amid continuing cries to oust tribal chairman Roger Yankton. Now supporters of a petition to remove Yankton say new tribal council members will make it easier to force Yankton into a recall election.
Wednesday, May, 08, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Spirit Lake leadership uncertain
About an hour after Wednesday's swearing-in ceremony, the Northern Plains Intertribal Court of Appeals in Aberdeen, S.D. issued a stay on Tuesday's ruling that Roger Yankton should be reinstalled as chairman of the Spirit Lake Tribal Council.
Wednesday, July, 17, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Former Spirit Lake Tribal Judge speaks out
Former Spirit Lake Tribal Judge Shirley Cain speaks out about why she thinks she was fired from tribal court. She says former tribal chairman Roger Yankton let her go as a political move after the death of 2-year-old Laurynn Whiteshield on the reservation three weeks ago.
Wednesday, July, 03, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Spirit Lake petition petition numbers reevaluated
Petitioners trying to remove Spirit Lake tribal chairman Roger Yankton say they don't need as many signatures to validate their petition as originally thought. They're planning to take their case to the Spirit Lake election board when they turn the petition in.
Tuesday, May, 21, 2013 - WDAZ - News

McDonald to reclaim Spirit Lake chairman seat
On the Spirit Lake Reservation Russ McDonald says he will move back into the chairman's office this week.
Monday, September, 09, 2013 - WDAZ - News

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