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Tribal Resources

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.