Lake Sakakawea lies at the heart of the Fort Berthold reservation.

While One Tribe Fights Oil, Another Cautiously Embraces It

While the Standing Rock Sioux fights the Dakota Access Pipeline, a different tribal nation 150 miles up the Missouri River has already welcomed oil development onto its land. But development comes with risks and a responsibility to protect the environment.

Tribe At A Crossroads: An Election And An Oil Boom

One third of the oil produced in North Dakota comes from the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation. Whoever wins the election for tribal chairman will have a lot of tough decisions to make about how to regulate oil development and make sure everyone benefits from the boom.