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ERIC Number: EJ1152791
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: N/A
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1052-5505
Protecting the Sacred Water Bundle: Educating about Fracking at Turtle Mountain Community College
Blue, Stacie
Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, v28 n4 Sum 2017
Leaving the plains of North Dakota and entering the hills known as the Turtle Mountains, one becomes surrounded by a deciduous forest, spotted with deer stands, fishing holes, mosquito havens, and secret berry-picking spots. It is here that the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians (TMBCI) reservation is found. Located on the TMBCI reservation, Turtle Mountain Community College (TMCC) has provided opportunities for all interested parties to learn about fracking and why the tribe banned it. Fracking has been a hotly debated topic within the TMCC community and has been researched and discussed by students, faculty, staff, and community members. While TMCC offers environmental programs, the college also offers an oil field operations program. Based on job market needs, TMCC has created opportunities for community members to be competitive and knowledgeable in oil field operations while still supporting a ban on fracking on TMBCI lands. This article discusses how TMCC played an instrumental role in the landmark decision of banning oil fracking on the TMBCI reservation.
Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education. P.O. Box 720, Mancos, CO 81328. Tel: 888-899-6693; Fax: 970-533-9145; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Dakota
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