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Cade Cross '15 is a Mandan, Hidatsa enrolled tribal member studying Government and International Relations. Following graduation, he expects to pursue a joint JD/MBA degree. His interests in government, investment, finance, and energy is reflected in his co-founding of Dartmouth's Native Organization of Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs (NOBLE). The organization promotes scholarship and engagement within the complex business environments in Indian Country. He is partnering with his tribe and NOBLE to assess the impacts of development in the Bakken oil field on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation. Particularly, he is looking at the different ways in which natural capital can be turned into human capital to increase the quality of life of his tribal people. Over the summer, he worked as an intern for Senator Heitkamp in Washington, DC with interests in assisting the senator with energy policy and legislation.