29 Nov '15, 10pm

Oil lease on sacred Blackfeet land is canceled -- but the fight is far from over https://t.co/Uo0oWVNI3N

In the Northwest section of Montana, the Blackfeet Nation tribe lives on a reservation next to Badger-Two Medicine , the land that has been connected to their spiritual and religious beliefs for thousands of years. It’s now 130,000 acres of land rich in natural resources and species, but it was once millions of acres. Since the 1800s, the United States government has been grabbing land from the Blackfeet tribe, including what is now part of the Glacier National Park that sits next door to the community. In 1982, the federal government (under then-President Ronald Reagan) leased drilling rights on Badger-Two Medicine land to oil and gas companies, issuing 47 leases in all, for a dollar an acre. The Blackfeet Nation was never consulted, according to the chief of the Blackfeet Tribe, Earl Old Person, who was chair of the tribal business council at the time. Federal law requir...

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