Economic summit explores challenges, opportunities and relationships
By Edna Sailor
Challenges that evolve almost daily in the Bakken Oil play of western North Dakota hold many unknowns. This fact is surely true for Missouri River Resources, the Three Affiliated Tribes’ oil company. No one knows that better than Dave Williams, President and CEO of MRR. He is convinced that success for the company and its role on behalf of the people of Fort Berthold will depend on "dialogue and partnership building." Williams expressed those sentiments at the 6th Annual Indigenous Nations Economic Summit to that group this week.
Williams said, "The theme this year is partnerships. In the spirit of partnership we look forward to having everyone come to the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation and create partnerships that will hopefully last for years and decades into the future as we grow as a people. I believe our focus in the past few years has been to educate our youth, elders and membership on the critical issues of the Bakken oil play. "