Empowering our people to become better, and do better.
The Vision of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, a sovereign nation in the heart of North America, comprised of a people in harmony with our unique traditions and culture, is to achieve self-sufficiency, financial independence and healthy lifestyle through the knowledge and education of our most important asset – our people.
Pride of the Great Plains Promise Zone
Develop Economic Infrastructure
Establish a cooperative and collaborative economic system that increases business opportunity, leverages collective community strengths, assets and human capital and promotes combined, inclusive, zone-wide economic attractiveness and development.
Improve Workforce Development
Develop a Zone-wide job creation system that focuses on business incubation, acceleration, attraction and collaboration. Emphasize cradle-to-career workforce development in tandem with education strategies. Increase access to capital and expertise.
Improve Safety, Health & Wellness
To improve safety and reduce violent crime that plagues this extremely remote border region due to rampage drug trafficking and abuse. Lack of adequate financial support for law enforcement and first responders, along with other harsh risks.
Increase residents’ health, wellness and nutrition along with community environmental health through facilities, education and activities to encourage healthier lifestyles and community sustainability through the Zone.
Labor Market Stats
- Population (City Proper): 2,048
- Poverty Rate: 31.5%
- Labor Force: 13,302
History & Culture
A look into the history and culture of the area and our people.
Belcourt, ND 58316