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Tribes' talk to North Dakota lawmakers canceled over protest

Native American tribal leaders' biennial address to the North Dakota Legislature will not happen in 2017, a committee said Thursday in deciding to forgo formal events at the state Capitol due to security reasons involving the Dakota Access pipeline protests.

The 10-3 vote by the North Dakota Legislative Management Committee means there'll be no presentations from the state's chief justice or tribal leaders when lawmakers reconvene Jan. 3. The measure exempts the governor's State of the State address, which is required by state law.

Ongoing protests of the four-state, $3.8 million pipeline in southern North Dakota have "significantly strained" law enforcement and...