Dave Archambault II, the outgoing chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Photo by Indianz.Com (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)
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Standing Rock Sioux Tribe ousts Dave Archambault as chairman in election





The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has a new leader.

Tribal citizens elected Mike Faith as chairman on Wednesday with 63 percent of the vote, The Associated Press reported. He defeated Dave Archambault, who led his people during the fight over the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline.

"I will continue to advocate for the issues facing our community and look forward to exploring new opportunities," Archambault said in a statement quoted by the AP. "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."

Faith has served on the tribal council for a total of 18 years, including a stint as vice chairman. He has worked for the tribe in its wildlife department.

Faith and other elected tribal leaders are due to sworn into office next month. Details of the inauguration ceremony have not been finalized.

The reservation spans the North Dakota and South Dakota border.

Read More on the Story:
Tribal head who led Dakota Access pipeline fight voted out (The Associated Press September 28, 2017)
Election day on Standing Rock Reservation (KFYR September 27, 2017)

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