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Army Corps holds hearings on return of land to tribe


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is holding three public hearings this week on a proposal to return up to 36,000 acres to the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota.

The tribe lost more than 150,000 acres when the Fort Berthold Reservation was flooded as part of a Missouri River dam project. The proposal would allow the tribe to recover some land to be used for oil and gas and agricultural development.

The land is located on the shores of Lake Sakakawea.

Get the Story:
Public meetings held on Lake Sakakawea land (KXMA 5/24)

Relevant Links:
Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation - http://www.mhanation.com

Related Stories:
Proposal would return land to North Dakota tribe (04/27)
North Dakota tribe seeks return of land lost to dam (03/01)
N.D. tribe asks Congress to fulfill 50-year-old promise (06/13)