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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.

Jake Yellow Horse, of Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, posted a flag during a ride in April on the reservation to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline construction. The ride ended at a spirit camp that will be maintained while the pipeline is under protest. (LAUREN DONOVAN, Bismarck Tribune)

There Is Nothing Peaceful About Blocking Lawful Industry

Law enforcement had to be called to the confluence of the Missouri and Cannon Ball rivers today as workers on the Dakota Access Pipeline project were met with Native American protesters who blocked their path. Unfortunately, this is being inaccurately described as a”peaceful” protest: BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Law enforcement officers have been called to

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