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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Hearing set on Spirit Lake child protection

  • A U.S. House subcommittee has scheduled a hearing later this month on child protection and the justice system on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation.
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  • A U.S. House subcommittee has scheduled a hearing later this month on child protection and the justice system on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation.
    Rep. Kevin Cramer requested the hearing. The North Dakota Republican says he wants to assess whether congressional action is warranted to address problems with child abuse and deaths that have plagued the reservation.
    The Spirit Lake tribe has been overhauling its child protection system, which came under fire in 2012. The federal Bureau of Indian Affairs stepped in late that year to bolster and oversee the system.
    The hearing of the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs is set for June 24 in the Longworth House Office Building in Washington, D.C.

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