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Even as the group dwindled, Burns Paiute Tribe Chairwoman Charlotte Rodrique expressed concerns about the occupation.
The armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon began on January 2.
About 4,000 artifacts are housed at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon.
'They just need to get the hell out of here,' council member Jarvis Kennedy said during a press conference at tribal headquarters.
If anyone should assume a greater caretaking role for the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, which a group of armed protesters are occupying, it's not the state, or private owners, but the Burns Paiute Tribe.
Tribal leaders are speaking out against the group that is occupying a federal refuge near the reservation.