THE DULLUM FILE Williams & Ree, Connie and Me
Had a great time at the party last night to celebrate Spirit Lake Casino's expansion. Stretching almost the entire length of the resort's new Red Willow and Cedar Ballrooms, the buffet table may... Posted on 2/27/10 at 1:00 AM
FBI agents properly obtained statements from a St. Michael, N.D., man about his alleged involvement in the abuse and killing of two children on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation in 2011, a judge ruled Friday.
People who want to help American Indian victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault and other crimes need to understand the deep, lingering effects of “historical trauma” suffered by Indians generally, a victim advocate from the Spirit Lake Nation told participants in a conference in Grand Forks on Wednesday.
On a Spirit Lake reservation torn by factional infighting, the leader of an American Indian advocacy group arrives to find 25 percent of all Dakota Indian children living in foster care with white families.
Duane Jackson, vice chairman of the Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe, lost his bid for another term representing the Mission District in Tuesday’s primary election, and two tribal members who have clashed with Chairman Roger Yankton Sr. will face off next month in the Fort Totten District.
An internet public records site operated by the state incorrectly showed a 2004 assault conviction for Mark Little Owl, director of Tribal Social Services at Spirit Lake. That case was dismissed, as were two similar charges brought in 2009, according to the clerk’s office at Grand Forks District Court.
In his 11th “mandated report” concerning suspected child abuse at Spirit Lake, Thomas Sullivan, tells ACF superiors and other federal officials that he has “seen little that is substantial” to indicate that his detailed allegations have been taken seriously.
Louise Erdrich does not gloss over the violence that plagues many American Indian reservations, including violence against native women and children.
It is, in fact, a recurring theme in her novels, including her latest, “The Round House,” set on a North Dakota reservation in 1988, for which the North Dakota native and enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians received a prestigious National Book Award this week.
An "Awareness and Healing" conference, which continues Friday with presentations on child protection, family violence and other issues, is part of the Spirit Lake tribe’s response to highly publicized concerns about child welfare on the reservation.
Little Owl out as Spirit Lake social services director Mark Little Owl, hired in mid-August by the Spirit Lake Tribe to restore its embattled social services department, will not continue as director after the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs takes over the department on Oct. 1, he confirmed Friday.
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