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The tribal water code must be in place in the tribal court, here, too." Tamara Patneaud, a group member who is spearheading a reservation wide 'clean-up', talked about how we all take our water for granted and how the group is 'trailblazing' in a new direction with the rewriting and 'revitalization' of the water code. Gene Laducer ended the presentation by stating, "Our water is alive, and..want to protect it.
What is happening in western North Dakota is a travesty for all Indian people.
According to an AP report (April 30, 2013), "Oilmen have known for years that Three Forks held a vast cache of crude, but technology and oil prices haven't made it economical until recently", said Ron Ness, President of the North Dakota Petroleum Council, representing more than 400 companies working out of western North Dakota's 'oil patch'.
North Dakota's Republican Senator John Hoeven stated, "This is good news for our state and our country", and believes that it would lessen our dependence on foreign oil.
If the Little Shell Aquifer is destroyed by oil development, it would take 100 years to replenish itself." She asked the tribal council for authorization for the group, along with the Tribe's Water Resources Department to begin working on a new water code for the tribe, with the Anishinaabe traditional teachings about the sacred water written into the Preamble.
"Every one of us needs to be proactive to protect our water." She also asked the tribal council for access to the tribe's legal resources, as the group would like to include the legal language in the rewriting of the water code giving the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa 'authority' over the Little Shell Aquifer, stating, "According to the Winter's Doctrine, a famous Montana water rights case and Supreme Court ruling, Indian tribes have a legal and inherent right to water.
There was discussion about the impacts of oil development in Fort Berthold and contamination of the water in Fort Peck.We need to protect our water here in the Turtle Mountains for our kids and grandkids."It wasn't the first time the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa made tribal history by taking a pro environment stand for Mother Earth.In November of 2011 No Fracking Way Turtle Mountain presented to the tribal council their presentation on hydraulic fracturing or 'fracking' and it's devastating environmental impacts.Carol Davis stated, "There are over 500 chemicals used in the fracking process and 2-4 million gallons of fresh water used in the fracking of each well. They are wasting millions of gallons of our precious water on one oil well.That water becomes contaminated, radioactive 'brine' and will never be used again.