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Opponents of Spirit Lake tribal chairman swear in replacement; Yankton allies insist he's still in charge

Published 04/15/2013, Grand Forks Herald

Leander (Russ) McDonald was sworn in as chairman of the Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe today in a traditional ceremony conducted by elders and others opposed to Chairman Roger Yankton Sr., but another tribal official said Yankton remained in charge and the attempted takeover was illegal.

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