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Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to begin oil worker training program





The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is training members to work in oil service fields.

The Tribal Employment Rights Office already offers a 10-day oil rig training program. The last session had 24 graduates, The Bismarck Tribune reported.

“In order to enable them to get a foot in the door, so to speak, we put on these trainings,” Volney Fasthorse, the assistant director of the office, told the paper.

The tribe is now starting a heavy equipment operation training program. Rock, gravel and other materials generated during the program will be sold to provide funds for the effort.

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