“It’s not a big deal” says Standing Rock Sioux Tribal chair on eve of #DAPL court decision

Dennis Ward
APTN National News
If you talk with Dave Archambault, Tribal chair of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Friday’s court decision on construction of the Dakota access pipeline is just another day in the life of this protest.

The camp dubbed, Sacred Stone, has been growing by the day with Indigenous and non-Indigenous people joining together in North Dakota to fight against the pipeline.

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Dennis is Metis from southern Manitoba. After spending a decade working in TV in Alberta and Ontario, Dennis returned to Manitoba to join APTN’s Winnipeg bureau as reporter/correspondent in September 2014. In 2016, he won a Canadian Association of Journalists award for his story A Soldier Scorned for APTN Investigates. In 2017, he became a host/producer for APTN National News and Face to Face. In 2020, Dennis and co host Melissa Ridgen were nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best News Anchor, National.