AMERICA BY THE NUMBERS WITH MARIA HINOJOSA
Native American Boomtown

Air date: Fri., Nov. 25, 8:30 pm

 

The Bakken oil boom is bringing billions of dollars and tens of thousands of jobs to North Dakota. A substantial part of the oil production is concentrated on an Indian reservation. Fort Berthold Reservation’s 1,000-plus oil wells have brought in money and jobs for some, but oil has also brought danger – organized crime, hard drugs, traffic fatalities – and other problems. Tribe members speak about the benefits and consequences of the boom.

 

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