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Grinnell Day Chief, oil and gas manager for the Blackfeet Department of Commerce, knows there are ecological risks involved in fossil fuel development. He also knows the tribe stands to gain millions from just one oil agreement. With the reservation facing a 72 percent unemployment rate, the payoffs seem more than worth the gamble, Day Chief says.

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