The Standing Rock Sioux tribal chairman said that he will accept an invitation from the North Dakota governor to discuss issues relating to the ongoing protests over the Dakota Access Pipeline, reports The Bismarck Tribune.
Tribal chairman Dave Archamabault II said he's spoken to Gov. Jack Dalrymple on the phone, but never in person.
A date for the meeting has not been set, but staff of the North Dakota state government and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council are working to coordinate it.
Archambault claims that the tribe still considers the land around the Dakota Access Pipeline site to be theirs by right of treaty and that the government's prioritization of oil infrastructure puts the two of them in direct conflict.
“Relationships all around have been tainted, and it’s going to take time to repair,” Archambault said.
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The Standing Rock Sioux's cause has resonated with many on social media.
Can the Standing Rock Sioux depend on a man who is financially invested in the Dakota Access pipeline? Probably not.— Senator Harry Reid (@SenatorReid) November 28, 2016
Some online are concerned about how the president-elect will affect the Standing Rock Sioux.