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Belcourt is a census-designated place (CDP) in Rolette County, North Dakota in the United States. It is within the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation. The population was 2,078 at the 2010 census.

The community is the seat of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. Belcourt was originally known as Siipiising, which is Anishinaabe (Chippewa) for "creek that sings with life-giving water." The name refers to what European-Americans called Ox Creek, which flows through the center of town.

The community was named Belcourt in honour of Georges-Antoine Belcourt, a French Jesuit missionary who served the Chippewa through his mission in the mid-nineteenth century. In his 1849 report to his superiors, he described the Chippewa historical territory in the Pembina River basin as covering an area about 400 miles from north to south and 500 miles from east to west.

The town is served by different forms of media, such as KEYA, a tribal radio station that can be found at 88.5 FM; the Turtle Mountain Times, the tribally-owned newspaper which was established in 2003; and The Tribal Independent, an independently-owned online newspaper established in 2011 (anf folded in 2012).

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Schools in and around Belcourt, ND

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Turtle Mountain Community College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $1,776 average out-state tuition; $1,776 average in-state tuition
Dakota College at Bottineau
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $4,680 average out-state tuition; $3,120 average in-state tuition
Lake Region State College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $3,065 average out-state tuition; $3,065 average in-state tuition
Cankdeska Cikana Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $2,520 average out-state tuition; $2,520 average in-state tuition
Minot State University
Four or more years; Public; $4,587 average out-state tuition; $4,587 average in-state tuition
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At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
University of North Dakota
Four or more years; Public; $15,468 average out-state tuition; $5,793 average in-state tuition
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