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North Dakota: Standing Rock Tribal Chair Who Fought Pipeline Loses Election

HeadlineSep 29, 2017

In North Dakota, the chair of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Dave Archambault II, conceded defeat Thursday in the tribe’s first election since massive protests erupted over construction of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline. Tribal Councilman Mike Faith won with about 63 percent of the vote; he’s pledged to refocus attention on Standing Rock’s economy, in a region that’s one of the poorest in the United States.

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