North Dakota’s population includes more than 31,000 American Indians, 40 percent of which are younger than 20 years old. Approximately 60 percent of North Dakota’s American Indian population live on reservations.
Reservation lands cover nearly 2 million acres of North Dakota’s landscape and much of that landscape offers opportunities for energy development. Two wind turbines currently operate in the Belcourt area. Fort Totten and the Three Affiliated Tribes each have an operating turbine. Additional wind development is being considered by tribes throughout the state. Significant oil and gas resources are also being developed on the Fort Berthold Reservation.
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North and South Dakota
Mineral Resource Report (PDF 4.6 MB)
Atlas of Oil & Gas Plays (PDF 2.0 MB)
Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation
Mineral Resource Report (PDF 4.4 MB)
Atlas of Oil & Gas Plays (PDF 2.9 MB)