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Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Elects New Chairman

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has a new chairman.

The Bismarck Tribune reports that unofficial results from Wednesday’s tribal election show Dave Archambault II defeated Mike Faith, 1,038 to 907.

Archambault will replace longtime chairman Charles Murphy, who did not seek re-election.

The Standing Rock reservation straddles North Dakota and South Dakota.

Archambault says his plans for his four-year term as chairman center on uniting the tribe and preparing for coming cuts in funding from the federal government.

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