Standing Rock tribal leaders represented by former U.S. attorney
Former North Dakota U.S. Attorney Tim Purdon will represent the Standing Rock Sioux tribal leaders who have been sued by Dakota Access LLC for protesting the pipeline construction.
Chairman Dave Archambault II and council member Dana Yellow Fat are among several defendants named in a civil case filed last week in federal court in Bismarck by Dakota Access. The lawsuit alleges that the defendants are interfering with pipeline construction north of the reservation.
Purdon said he worked closely with Archambault while serving as U.S. attorney and he was asked to represent the tribal leaders.