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Citing child abuse concerns, administrator urges halting Spirit Lake's funding

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A federal human services administrator is urging sweeping steps to correct what he calls bureaucratic "inaction and excuses" in failing to protect endangered children at Spirit Lake Nation.


The regional federal administrator wrote state and federal officials, in a detailed June 14 email, that many children on the reservation in north central North Dakota are subjected to physical, sexual and emotional abuse -- including the unprosecuted murder of two siblings more than a year ago.

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