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Following the recent Protecting Mother Earth Gathering in North Dakota, Indian Country Today published an article countering the information by Native Americans gathered there. The Gathering was held on the lands of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nations, also known as the Three Affiliated Tribes and Fort Berthold.
Rather than defending the protection of Mother Earth, Indian Country Today engaged in the publicity campaign of the tribal chairman, Tex Hall, who is pushing for more oil and gas drilling.
"We can't drink the oil," said Kandi Mossett. Mossett said her friend, 23 years old, was killed by one of the oil and gas trucks now clogging and destroying the highways.
Mossett urged everyone to call the BIA in Fort Berthold and protest the finding of "no significant impact" from the oil and gas drilling. The 300 oil and gas wells have already turned the daily lives of the people into a nightmare, with transit oil and gas workers wrecking the environment and the local economy.
There are 3,000 oil and gas wells planned for the next three years on the lands of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nations. As their elders stated at the Gathering of the Indigenous Environmental Network, the greed for money is destroying the land and the people.