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Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault, left, tribal youth Garrett Hairychin and actress Shailene Woodley, right, look on as several celebrities met with tribal officials and youth in Fort Yates, N.D. to discuss efforts to halt construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline. (AP Photo/James MacPherson)

The Standing Rock Sioux tribal chairman has agreed to meet the ND governor


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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