October 23rd, 2014 Last Updated on: October 23rd, 2014
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. America By The Numbers with Maria Hinojosa speaks to tribal members about the benefits—and consequences—of the boom.
America By The Numbers with Maria Hinojosa is a new and innovative documentary series. Produced by the Harlem-based Futuro Media Group, America By The Numbers will reveal how dramatic changes in the country’s demographics are playing out in mainstream USA. Each half-hour program will focus on human stories from every corner of the nation, amplified by analysis of the latest statistical information about population, health, education, quality of life, and consumer trends.
For more information on the series please visit http://www.americabythenumbers.org/. Check your local PBS listings for air dates and times. This particular episode should premiere on Oct 25, 2014.
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