TRIBAL CHAIRMAN

White Earth Chippewa Band Elects New Chairman

Fairbanks defeated Brent Gish, on a vote of 1,352 to 679.

WHITE EARTH, MINN. (KFGO) – Michael Fairbanks has been elected Chairman of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe in a special general election held Tuesday. Fairbanks defeated Brent Gish, on a vote of 1,352 to 679, to fill out the one year remaining in the term of Tribal Chairman Terry Tibbetts, who died in March. Fairbanks has worked in tribal…

Standing Rock Tribal Chairman Found Guilty of Child Sex Abuse

He was found guilty of four counts of sexual abuse, but found not guilty of physically assaulting the girl

  BISMARCK, N.D. — A Standing Rock Sioux Tribal leader has been found guilty of sexual abuse of a child. Authorities say 54-year-old Robert Fool Bear, who is the Cannon ball District Chairman, repeatedly raped a young girl throughout a four-year time period. He was found guilty of four counts of sexual abuse, but found not guilty of physically assaulting…