About Twyla Baker-Demaray

Twyla Baker-Demaray is an enrolled citizen of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation and was born and raised on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in northwest North Dakota. She is the director of the National Resource Center on Native American Aging in Grand Forks, North Dakota, and a contributing writer for Lastrealindians.com.

Why a Hidatsa Cares About Pe’Sla

north dakota oil field

Twyla Baker-Demaray: The place that my mother took us to when I was a child is now home to a huge oil rig, literally smack dab on the spot where we used to pray. I have to say each time I drive by that place, I hurt.

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