A disturbing New York Times investigative piece by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Eric Lipton confirms and amplifies what we’ve been screaming about for the last 4 years. The news from the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation is ominous. The trade off between short term economic gains from fracking and its long term environmental damage disproportionately harms the residents of the reservation. Of course, this story from Fort Berthold is only one part of the larger crisis the Trump administration’s relaxing of environmental protections has wrought.
Key members of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara nations, the protagonists of our 2016 feature documentary, A Different American Dream, knew that this crisis was coming. If you haven’t already seen the film, watch it now on Vimeo. This award-winning film takes the viewer deep into the world Eric Lipton recounts.
Watch it and weep.
–Jane Wells, Executive Director and Founder