Three Affiliated Tribes hosting energy conference

Associated Press

NEW TOWN, N.D. (AP) — The Three Affiliated Tribes is hosting an energy conference this week.

The tribes' Energy Department says the event Wednesday and Thursday at 4 Bears Casino will provide an opportunity for tribal members to talk with energy company officials about the boom in oil development on the Fort Berthold Reservation in western North Dakota.

The focus of seminars and training sessions will be on regulatory issues, cultural issues and protection of the environment. There also will be a trade show and expo.