Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archembault II outside the White House Tribal Nations conference in September 2016– Native News Online photo by Levi Rickert.
Published September 28, 2017
Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II outside the court last year in Washington, D.C. Native News Online photo by Randall Slikkers
STANDING ROCK INDIAN RESERVATION – Dave Archambault II, who served the Standing Rock Sious Tribe as its chairman during the largest gathering of American Indians in the last century — over the course of several months — in the tribe’s resistance to the Dakota Access pipeline, issued the following statement last night after his defeat for a second term to be tribal chairman:
“Despite today’s loss, I will continue to advocate for the issues facing our community and look forward to exploring new opportunities. I wish the new administration the best and look forward to a smooth transition, ensuring that we do not lose the powerful momentum we have at Standing Rock. I’m grateful to the people that they elected me four years ago— I did the best I could for my tribe and that’s what we must ask of our leaders.”
Archambault took the Standing Rock resistance movement to Washington, D.C., United Nations and many other places on behalf of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault being placed under arrest on Friday, August 12, 2016. Photo from Facebook