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Indian Country After 1st Year Of The Trump Administration

January 18, 2018

Written by Charles W. Galbraith and Lawrence S. Roberts

At this point in year one of the Obama administration, tribes were enjoying the progress made at the first ever White House Tribal Nations Conference where 566 federally recognized tribes were invited to engage directly with cabinet members, the president took questions from tribal leaders and signed a memorandum ordering all agencies to fully develop and implement tribal consultation policies. Thus far, there has been no Trump Tribal Nations Conference. However, the administration recently released “Promises Made, Promises Kept: Interior Releases Comprehensive List of Accomplishments under President Trump & Secretary Zinke” for 2017. This year in review starts with this “Promises Made, Promises Kept” list, which is organized according to Secretary Ryan Zinke’s top 10 priorities for the U.S. Department of the Interior.

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