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New bypass triggers new housing for New Town | bakken.com

New bypass triggers new housing for New Town | bakken.com

Within a few days of opening, a 20-unit apartment complex in New Town, funded by MHA Nation oil income, was filled with pre-screened applicants.  Now, the community is looking to other nearby areas, including the newly-opened truck by-pass around the city, for more potential housing opportunities. Wooden Bowl II is the second apartment complex in […]

Native American Tribe Protests Keystone Vote

Native American Tribe Protests Keystone Vote

Updated 11:15 p.m. | A Senate vote to approve the Keystone XL pipeline Tuesday took an odd turn after Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., read the final vote tally as protestors of the pipeline in the Senate Gallery burst into song. Capitol Police officers dragged out five protesters, including Greg Grey Cloud of the Rosebud Sioux […]

Northern California tribe plans large solar power project near Lake Sonoma

Northern California tribe plans large solar power project near Lake Sonoma

GEYSERVILLE, California — A Northern California tribe has announced plans to build a 5-megawatt solar plant in the hills overlooking Lake Sonoma. The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/1B59miT ) the Dry Creek Band of Pomo Indians and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced the $21 million joint venture Monday. The hundreds of solar […]

Winona LaDuke addresses energy addiction

Winona LaDuke addresses energy addiction

PIERRE –– Anishinaabe tribal member Winona LaDuke, the only Native American ever to run for vice president of the United States of America and an economist by training, called for a “transition from the tipi to the Tesla,” during a speaking engagement in the South Dakota state capital on Nov. 7. LaDuke’s 20-year-old non-profit Honor […]

Rising Crime in Bakken Region Leads FBI to Open North Dakota Office

Rising Crime in Bakken Region Leads FBI to Open North Dakota Office

After years of complaints by human rights and Native groups about escalating crime in the Bakken oil field region, the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced on November 14 that it will open a permanent office in Williston, North Dakota, its first since 2006. Tribal advocates and others have long raised the alarm about the dangers […]

Tribes take first step toward new oil development project

Tribes take first step toward new oil development project

The Tribal Executive Board approved of a resolution that has been described as the first step in a new oil development project. With a vote of 12-0, the council approved of Surface Use Terms agreement, which is the first step in the Stone Turtle Unit Agreement plan. The Tribal Council is supposed to approve of […]

Tribe plans solar power project near Lake Sonoma

Tribe plans solar power project near Lake Sonoma

GEYSERVILLE, CALIF. A Northern California tribe has announced plans to build a 5-megawatt solar plant in the hills overlooking Lake Sonoma. The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/1B59miT ) the Dry Creek Band of Pomo Indians and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced the $21 million joint venture Monday. The hundreds of solar panels would […]

North Dakota tribe to drill its own oil wells

North Dakota tribe to drill its own oil wells

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation is planning to drill the first tribe-owned oil wells on its North Dakota reservation next year. While the 1,300 plus wells currently on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation produce roughly a third of North Dakota’s daily output, the tribe only receives a fraction of money […]

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