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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

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

"Water protectors" complete a two-day canoe trip north of Cannon Ball, N.D., where Dakota Access Pipeline opponents are camping. Amy Dalrymple/Forum News Service

Standing Rock Water Intake at Heart of the #NoDAPL Protests Moved Away From Pipeline Crossing

Last year, when the violent #NoDAPL protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline were just beginning to heat up, a talking point often deployed by the pipeline opponents was the fact that an intake for the Standing Rock Sioux’s tribe’s water supply was just downstream from where the pipeline would cross the river at Fort Yates.

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

An aerial view of the protest camp on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers land at the confluence of the Missouri River and Cannonball River in southern Morton County North Dakota on February 13, 2017. The area is in a flood plain and must be clear of buildings and people who have been illegally camping to protest the nearby Dakota Access Pipeline. Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune

Reminder: The #NoDAPL Protesters in Camp Are No Longer Standing With Standing Rock

Today is the deadline, set by both the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Governor Doug Burgum, for the #NoDAPL protesters to move out of the illegal Oceti Sakowin camp. At 2:00pm everyone is to be off the Corps land where the camp was established months ago. Some of the protesters are vowing to resist

Terry Allan, front, David Sorich, middle, and Jesus Aguilar, left, came to Standing Rock as part of the call for veterans. The men were sheltered during a blizzard Tuesday at the Prairie Knights Casino and Resort on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.

Audio: Casino Spokesman Says “Heavier PR Effort” Aimed at Repairing Business Damaged by #NoDAPL Protests

Last week I wrote about a report from a tribal newspaper about a roughly $6 million hit the Prairie Knights Casino has taken in the wake of the often violent, often unlawful #NoDAPL protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline. “Due to the DAPL protest, the tribe’s casino revenue is now under $9 million,” the paper

Report: Standing Rock’s Casino Revenue Down Millions After #NoDAPL Protests

“The annual Prairie Knights Casino intake was approximately $14 million in 2015 and dropped to near $8 million in 2016,” the Teton Times reports. The Times is a newspaper based in McLaughlin, South Dakota, which covers events on the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River reservations. Back on February 1st they published a lengthy look into 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.

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

Supplies are piled up for the remaining activists that are left grappling with plunging temperatures that make conditions there more difficult at the protest camp in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, December 14, 2016. REUTERS/Valerie Volcovici

Video: #NoDAPL Environmentalists Left Behind Hundreds of Truck Loads of Garbage

For months now we North Dakotans have been lectured by professional activists and patchouli scented hippies about protecting the environment. That’s what the #NoDAPL movement was supposed to be all about, right? Protecting the water. Honoring the earth. Only, how did this group of people honor the earth by leaving behind an estimated 250 truck

NBC News reporter Cal Perry broadcasts life from Standing Rock Screenshot via YouTube

Fake News: MSNBC Aired #NoDAPL Report on Buffalo Hunting Even After They Were Told It Is Inaccurate

Last week I posted some video a #NoDAPL activist had taken of a MSNBC news team recording a segment from the Oceti Sakowin protest camp in south central North Dakota. When I originally posted the video I couldn’t find where it had actually been broadcast. I thought that perhaps Perry, having been told that his

From left to right, North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum, former Public Service Commissioner Brian Kalk, Public Service Commissioner Julie Fedorchak, Public Service Commissioner Randy Christmann

Members of the Public Service Commission Wearing “Fighting Sioux” Jerseys Is Hardly Scandalous

My colleague Mike McFeely sees scandal in a photo of Julie Fedorchak and Randy Christmann, collectively two-thirds of North Dakota’s Public Service Commission, wearing old “Fighting Sioux” jerseys from the University of North Dakota. Unless you’ve been living under a rock you know UND retired the nickname/logo after years of squabbling over its supposed offensiveness,

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