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North Dakota is currently experiencing an oil boom that is providing new prosperity for the state. Unemployment is low and tax revenues were over 2 billion in 2013 . But some say the oil boom is coming with unexpected costs. According to the US Department of Justice, violent crime rates are up in nearby communities. What does that mean for tribes in Bakken oil region? What steps should be taken to address these crime and negative impacts of the oil boom?
Scott Davis (Standing Rock Sioux/Turtle Mountain Chippewa) – Commissioner of Indian Affairs for the state of North Dakota
Dawn White (Arikara) – Patrol Sargent, Three Affiliated Tribes Law Enforcement Services
Kandi Mossett (Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara) – Native energy and climate organizer for the Indigenous Environmental Network
Dave Williams – President and CEO of Missouri River Resources
Faith Spotted Eagle (Mandan and Hidatsa) – coordinator of the Brave Heart Society and chair of the Ihanktonwan Treaty Council
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