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A protestor pours gasoline on a fire blocking North Dakota Hwy. 1806 on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, north of Cannon Ball. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Democrats Choose Controversial Figure From #NoDAPL Protests as Keynote Speaker at Governor’s Dinner Fundraiser

Democrats Choose Controversial Figure From #NoDAPL Protests as Keynote Speaker at Governor’s Dinner Fundraiser

The North Dakota Democrats have announced that this year’s speaker at their Governor’s Dinner will be Jodi Gillette, former Special Assistant for Native American Affairs to President Obama. It’s a curious choice, given what some view as Gillette’s role in exacerbating the often violent protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline. It’s worth noting that Gillette

Sheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chairman Harold Frazier, left, and Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II talk to reporters in front of the Morton County-Mandan Combined Law Enforcement and Corrections Center in Mandan on Saturday, 10-29-2016 about the ongoing Dakota Access Pipeline protest happening in southern Morton County.

Standing Rock Chairman Who Helped Instigate #NoDAPL Protests Gets Thumped in Re-Election Campaign

The often violent and often unlawful #NoDAPL protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline made David Archambault, chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, something of a national and even international celebrity. He appeared on national television shows. He’s been on something of a lecture tour of college campuses and other venues. He even visited a

Standing Rock Chairman David Archambault scuffles with law enforcement officers during a #NoDAPL protest in August 2016. Photo via Twitter

Standing Rock Chairman David Archambault Found Not Guilty of Disorderly Conduct, Here’s Video of What He Did

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman David Archambault, along with tribal council member Dana Yellow Fat, were on trial in Bismarck today over disorderly conduct charges related to the #NoDAPL protests. Both men were found not guilty today per Bismarck Tribune reporter Caroline Grueskin: BREAKING: Standing Rock Chairman Dave Archambault and Councilman Dana Yellow Fat found not guilty of

Dave Archambault II, chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, waits to give his speech against the Energy Transfer Partners' Dakota Access oil pipeline during the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland September 20, 2016. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Standing Rock Tribal Chairman David Archambault, Who Helped Instigate #NoDAPL Protests, Running for Re-Election

According to an official notice (see below) Standing Rock Sioux Chairman David Archambault will be one of ten candidates running to be chairman of the tribe. Archambault led his tribe during the often violent, often unlawful #NoDAPL protests. He partnered the tribe with some far-left environmental groups, and put out a call nationally for activists to

Sheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chairman Harold Frazier, left, and Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II talk to reporters in front of the Morton County-Mandan Combined Law Enforcement and Corrections Center in Mandan on Saturday, 10-29-2016 about the ongoing Dakota Access Pipeline protest happening in southern Morton County.

Standing Rock Chairman Deserves Thanks for Taking a More Peaceful Approach to Pipeline Resistance

With federal easement in hand, the folks at Energy Transfer Partners say they’ve already begun construction on the portion of the Dakota Access Pipeline crossing under the Lake Oahe reservoir. That crossing was the last barrier to the pipeline’s operation. The company had argued in court previously that they expect to be able to complete

Dave Archambault II, chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, waits to give his speech against the Energy Transfer Partners' Dakota Access oil pipeline during the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland September 20, 2016. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Standing Rock Chairman Describes “Ugly” and Out of Control Situation at #NoDAPL Protest Camps

Late last year, after the Obama administration announced that an easement wouldn’t be issued for the Dakota Access Pipeline to cross the Lake Oahe reservoir along its present path, Standing Rock Chairman David Archambault asked the protesters camped out to leave. The problem? Roughly a thousand or so protesters remain, despite heavy snows and brutal

Members of the Standing Rock Tribal Council discuss #NoDAPL camps on January 5, 2017.

Standing Rock Tribal Council Member to #NoDAPL Protesters: “I Am So Frustrated…Go Home”

Today the tribal council at Standing Rock held a meeting about the continued existence of #NoDAPL protest camps on and near their reservation. These camps pose a problem going forward. Standing Rock Chairman David Archambault expressed concern about the condition of the camps last year and asked non-Sioux protesters to leave. But the camps are

A Dakota Access Pipeline protester who used his Navajo name, Askii Ligaii, looks back as logs burn on the Morton County Road 134 bridge to hold back law enforcement on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, near Cannon Ball, N.D. Photo by Mike Nowatzki / Forum News Service

As the #NoDAPL Zealots Leave North Dakota a Sense of Pragmatism Takes Hold at Standing Rock

When the Obama administration ordered the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to withhold an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline many of the environmental zealots who joined the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s protest against the project declared victory. But now that the often violent and unlawful protests have died down, and the out-of-state extremists have

Protest organizer Kristen Kelsch hold a sign and chants across the street from the State Capitol in Bismarck on Thursday. A line of police prevented Kelsch and others from hold the protest to the Dakota Access Pipeline on the Capitol grounds

Standing Rock Clarifies Their Position to Trump: “We Haven’t Taken a Stance Against Oil Development”

Anyone paying attention to the #NoDAPL protests, and the intense national media coverage of them, would have gotten the idea that the goal of the often unlawful, often violent gathering was to stop the construction of pipelines and the development of oil. The protesters could often be heard chanting about keeping the “oil in the

Sheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chairman Harold Frazier, left, and Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II talk to reporters in front of the Morton County-Mandan Combined Law Enforcement and Corrections Center in Mandan on Saturday, 10-29-2016 about the ongoing Dakota Access Pipeline protest happening in southern Morton County. BISMARCK TRIBUNE PHOTO

Standing Rock Chairman Seems Ready to Cut a Deal With Trump on the Dakota Access Pipeline

A representative of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe is set to meet with President-elect Donald Trump today in New York City, and the tone tribal chairman David Archambault is striking ahead of the meeting is a departure from the virulently anti-oil, anti-pipeline theme of the #NoDAPL protests he helped spark: Archambault said he wants to make the

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