Credit: Ian Sane.

Trump's actual plan for Native communities: Enable them to privatize oil under the reservations.

In December, "Trump advisors" told Reuters that the plan going forward is to essentially coerce Native tribes into allowing private oil and gas companies to access potentially huge deposits of oil and natural gas under or around their reservations. Empowering!

For what it's worth, the Bureau of Indian Affairs under Obama regularly did basically the same thing for years.

Feb 22, 2017

I think I might have more Indian blood than a lot of the so-called Indians that are trying to open up the reservations.

An overview of Trump's pre-presidential interactions with Natives is about as ugly as you'd assume, running from insinuating that some tribes were lying about their status to repeatedly trying to tie them to organized crime.
↩︎ The Washington Post
Feb 22, 2017

Stories are routinely harvested from Native communities by non-Native journalists, exported to newsrooms and "processed" for the benefit of non-Native audiences. Sadly, the word "Native" can be substituted with nearly any other ethnic group in the country.

What mainstream American journalists need to understand and rectify about reporting on Native communities in the wake of Trump.
↩︎ Al Jazeera
Feb 22, 2017
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