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Child Welfare Activists Say Obama's Visit To North Dakota Was "Totally A Photo Op"

Child Welfare Activists Say Obama's Visit To North Dakota Was "Totally A Photo Op"

During his (very brief) speech to the Native American community in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, last week President Barack Obama made it clear that he considers Native American children a priority. “I understand that the Lakota word for ‘children’ — ‘wakanyeja’ — comes from the word ‘wakan’ — ‘sacred,’” President Obama told the attendees of

Fargo News Crew Reportedly In Altercation On Spirit Lake Reservation

According to a source at Spirit Lake, and a source at NBC News affiliate Valley News Live, a camera crew sent from the Fargo TV station to the Spirit Lake reservation to cover the apparent death of a child was allegedly assaulted. The crew was going to interview Sister Joann Streifel, a tribal elder and

Spirit Lake Whistle Blower Says "Kudos" To Cramer For Alleged Tirade

Yesterday I had the opportunity to interview Betty Jo Krenz, a former social worker for the Spirit Lake tribe who has helped blow the whistle on the tribe’s child protection scandal. “Kudos,” Krenz told me when I asked her what she would say to Rep. Kevin Cramer in response to his alleged tirade against tribal

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