Dave Archambault II formerly served as a tribal council person for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe located in Fort Yates, North Dakota. While on Tribal Council, he focused on economic development, renewable energy, and government reform. Dave attended NDSU and the University of Mary. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in management. Dave has owned and operated a small convenience store in his community since 2002. Archambault has served on various boards as an elected official and is currently the board chair for Sitting Bull College. Today, Dave works at United Tribes Technical College as the Director of an ETA/DOL TAACCCT Grant – “Tribal College Consortium for Developing Montana and North Dakota Workforce (TCC DeMaND Workforce),” a project that focuses on developing the workforce in Indian Country through Tribal College trainings and industry partnerships.
Tokala Ohitika “Brave Fox”
David Leon Archambault II,
7044 8th Avenue,
Cannon Ball, ND 58528,
Profile To assist in the development of self-sustaining communities.
Background in community, business, and economic development. Experience in entrepreneurship and marketing, researching and reporting market data, developing and implementing new projects, and collaborating with all societies and communities.
TCC DeMaND Workforce Director – United Tribes Technical College
October 2011 to Present
• Collaborating with four tribal colleges to manage the $18.9 million DOL grant
• Build the training capacity for tribal colleges to offer technical trade programs.
• Work with industry partners to ensure program participants are employed.
• Recruit participants using innovative and untraditional methods.
Owner/Manager – Cannon Ball Pit Stop (Convenience/ Gas Store)
February 2002 to Present
• Developing direction and goals for business – reviewing & revising.
• Building positive relationships with customers, vendors, and distributors
Councilperson At-Large – Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
October 2007 to October 2011
• Making decision for the betterment of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Membership.
• Exploring innovative ways to solve historic problems in Indian Country.
• Facilitating Nation Building within the Tribe from the leaders down to the grass roots people.
Institutional Research Director/Business Instructor – Sitting Bull College
September 2002 to October 2007
• Collected and assessed institution and student data for strategic planning.
• Researched and applied for non-profit funding sources, i.e. grants.
• Assessed and recommended improvements to college auxiliary businesses.
• Developed, planned, and taught business courses and business curricula.
• Advised, counseled, and instructed students in the business degree program.
• Developed the curriculum and assisted in attaining accreditation for the business bachelor’s degree program.
Volunteer and Board Membership
• Wakpala Hu: Volunteering time to develop a non-profit organization that focuses on revitalizing the Lakota language, song, culture, and ceremonies.
• Wind Energy Tribes United (WETU): Volunteering time to develop and sustain efforts that work on legislation for all Great Plains Tribes for renewable energy development.
• Mor-Gran-Sou Board Member: Serving as an elected member of our rural electric cooperative, representing Sioux County and working with the electric industry to assure safe, reliable, and affordable electricity for the entire membership.
• Tribal Council Board assignments: Water Board, Endowment Board, Renewable Energy Board, Farm Board, and Paleontology Board, Economic Development Committee
Masters in Management, University of Mary, Bismarck, ND
Bachelors of Science in Business Administration, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
Associates of Science in Marketing, Associates of Arts in Business Administration, Sitting Bull College, Fort Yates, ND