Trump has a nasty history with Native Americans. The future doesn't look much better.
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- Trump wants Native Americans to open their oil to private companies.
- An overview of Trump's pre-presidential interactions with Natives is about as ugly as you'd assume.
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.
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