America By The Numbers: Native American Boomtown

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America By The Numbers: Native American Boomtown

The Bakken Oil Boom is bringing billions of dollars and tens of thousands of jobs to North Dakota. But most people don't know that a substantial part of the state's oil production is concentrated on an Indian reservation. Fort Berthold Reservation's 1,000-plus oil wells have brought in money and jobs for some. But the oil has also brought danger - organized crime, hard drugs, traffic fatalities - and other problems. We speak to tribal members about the benefits - and consequences - of the boom.

"America By The Numbers with Maria Hinojosa" is an innovative documentary series, revealing how dramatic changes in the country’s demographics are playing out in mainstream USA.

 
 

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A provocative film from the American Indian perspective that reframes today’s controversial energy debate while the fate of the environment hangs in the balance.

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Complement classroom discussion about America's energy future with this film, and help students comprehend the debate about the best use of natural resources.