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North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum, left, and MHA Nation Chairman Mark Fox sign a new compact for sharing oil tax revenues from tribal lands. Photo via Burgum's office

Nearly Three Years After Standing Rock Protests North Dakota Signs Agreement With Tribal Government to Facilitate Oil Production

Nearly Three Years After Standing Rock Protests North Dakota Signs Agreement With Tribal Government to Facilitate Oil Production

Three cheers for Governor Doug Burgum and Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation Chairman Mark Fox who, yesterday, signed a new agreement to share tax revenues from oil activity on tribal lands. It’s a big deal, and noteworthy coming as it does nearly three years after the beginning of the #NoDAPL protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

A Tribal Tea Party In North Dakota?

There’s no question that North Dakota’s tribal communities are pockets of left-leaning sentiments. The reservation vote goes almost unanimously to Democrat candidates, and Democrats in turn work very hard to keep those reservation votes in their base of support. Which is why a recent demonstration on the Fort Berthold Reservation, home to the Mandan, Hidatsa,

So Fracking Racist

Apparently, according to a “health justice organizer” who spoke at a rally against hydraulic fracturing in Colorado, domestic oil development is racist because it targets “communities of color.” This may come as a surprise to North Dakota, one of the nation’s leaders in shale oil development, where the population is about 90 percent white according to

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