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Published October 14, 2009, 03:17 PM

New Chair Sworn In

The Standing Rock Reservation has a new tribal chair this evening.

By: Steve Bodakowski, WDAZ

Charlie Murphy was sworn in this morning.

He beat former Chair Ron His Horse Is Thunder in the reservation's September 30th general election.

Seven new members will also sit on the council.

Murphy has been a supporter of U-N-D'S Fighting Sioux nickname.

Many are hoping he will allow a reservation-wide vote on the issue.

The former chair did not.

The issue could be discussed when the new council meets for the first time tomorrow.