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Jodi Rave Spotted Bear, Buffalo's Fire

Jodi Rave Spotted Bear, Buffalo's Fire

Jodi Rave Spotted Bear is the founder-director of the Indigenous Media Freedom Alliance, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, located on the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota. The organization publishes on Buffalo’s Fire, an independent digital news site. Jodi is an award-winning journalist and opinion writer whose recognition and awards arise from the mainstream, military, university journalism programs as well as the Native American Journalists Association

Boom or Bust: Oil industry hits North Dakota

By: - April 11, 2022

NEW TOWN, North Dakota — Ed Danks had just completed first grade when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began flooding the Fort Berthold Reservation during the mid-1950s to create the manmade Lake Sakakawea. Danks remembers chasing a bouncing rubber ball down a slope near the family home when it rolled into the rising Missouri […]