The claim applies to the historical bed of the Missouri River — the river as it was before construction of Garrison Dam created Lake Sakakawea in the 1950s — not “the entirety of the bed of Lake Sakakawea,” the statement said.
Thomas Suckley and George Bears Arm, two young men from the Fort Berthold Reservation in western North Dakota, died while attending the notorious Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania. Their bodies remain buried in a cemetery near the site of the former school.
The two companies behind a $2 billion proposed hydrogen hub in central North Dakota said they plan to source all of the natural gas needed for their project from beneath the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation's Fort Berthold Indian Reservation.
The map, developed by a Republican-led committee, morphs three rural districts — two in the northeast and one in the southeast — into new districts in the Fargo area, the Williston area and the southwest corner of the state.
Collette Brown, the Gaming Commission director for the Spirit Lake Nation, said sticking her tribe's reservation in a larger district with predominantly white rural areas has a "dilutive effect" on the Native American vote and prevents tribal members from electing the candidate of their choice. To remedy the issue, Brown suggested the redistricting panel split the full district in two to include a House district that encompasses the reservation.
The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation is building a $26 million greenhouse complex that will use natural gas now being flared to heat the complex and provide carbon dioxide, which plants need to grow. The tribe hopes this will be the first of several massive greenhouses.
The approval of Senate Bill 2319 by House lawmakers provided some closure in a yearslong disagreement between the state of North Dakota and the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation over tax revenues off of oil wells drilled laterally beneath the tribe's oil-rich Fort Berthold Indian Reservation.
Allard was known as a wellspring of the tribe's history with an unyielding commitment to protecting it. In the summer of 2016, she donated her family's land at the confluence of the Cannonball and Missouri rivers to be the site of the Sacred Stone Camp, the first opposition encampment of Dakota Access protests.
The Biden administration has rejected a decision by the Trump administration — which overturned decades of legal precedent and administrative decisions — that took away ownership of the Missouri Riverbed within the Fort Berthold Reservation. The Trump administration gave ownership to the state of North Dakota.