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Former Spirit Lake judge speaks out about child safety on the reservation
A former Spirit Lake judge is speaking out, in hopes of helping keep children safe on the reservation. Last month, 50-year-old Jacqueline Peltier was charged with 13 counts of child abuse against her six grandchildren.
Saturday, April, 05, 2014 - WDAZ - News

Spirit Lake recall election favors secretary
Spirit Lake Tribal Members gathered Friday for yet another recall election, the third on the reservation this year. Tribal Secretary Nancy Greene-Robertson's seat on the tribal council was at stake this time.
Friday, October, 25, 2013 - WDAZ - 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 has withdrawn his lawsuit in U.S. District Court seeking relief from a restraining order that had been issued against him by the Spirit Lake Tribal Court.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

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

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

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

Appeals court cancels oral arguments in case to select Spirit Lake chairman
An appeals court preparing to decide who is the rightful Spirit Lake Tribal Chairman has cancelled oral arguments in the case.
Monday, August, 26, 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

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

FBI presence on Spirit Lake Nation Wednesday
FBI agents are on the Spirit Lake Nation Wednesday and an investigation is underway. It's the latest step in a drawn-out summer of tragedy and controversy on the reservation.
Thursday, August, 08, 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

Yankton barred from tribal offices
Former Spirit Lake chairman ordered to have no contact with council members.
Thursday, August, 01, 2013 - Herald Staff Reports - News

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

Lake Region residents plan to boycott Spirit Lake Casino
Some people in the Lake Region say they plan to boycott the Spirit Lake Casino amid continuing controversy and confusion inside the tribal government. But others who are fighting for change in the tribal government think a boycott is a bad idea.
Monday, July, 22, 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

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

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

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

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 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

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