We Are People of the River
MHA Nation’s mineral property rights beneath the Missouri River have been documented in legal agreements over nearly two centuries. The current administration is attempting to take away the MHA Nation’s ability to be self-sufficient.
Ancestral Lands Taken and Destroyed
When the Garrison Dam was built, we lost a quarter of the land base of the Fort Berthold Reservation; 90 percent of our people were forced to relocate from their homes and villages on the Missouri River.
Following years of displacement that uprooted an entire way of life, our people work hard every day to re-establish their livelihoods with the resources we have left.
Drag the slider to compare the land base before and after the building of the Garrison Dam.
The funding needed to address the growing threats to public health and safety is within reach. We will continue to fight for the revenue from our riverbed mineral rights to serve the needs of our people.
Learn more about defending MHA Nation’s property rights.