Ten Campaigning for Top Spot at Standing Rock

Nine people are now campaigning to unseat the chairman


MORTON COUNTY, ND — Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault faces a tough re-election bid.

Nine people are now campaigning to unseat the chairman.

Archambault became a national figure during the Dakota Access oil pipeline protests.

He says that he didn’t plan to seek re-election, but a number of people urged him to reconsider.

Several candidates say the pipeline protest raised awareness of tribal issues.

It’s not unusual for tribal chairman races to have a large number of candidates.

The top three vote-getters in the July primary will move on to the general election in September.

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