Trump advisers propose tribes ‘privatize’ reservationsTwo leaders of Trump’s Native American Affairs Coalition floated on Monday the idea of giving tribes more control over their land, which Reuters described as “politically explosive.” Some 55.7 million acres (225,000 square kilometers) of Native American lands are being “held in trust” for the tribes by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, an agency under the US Department of the Interior.
Trump advisors aim to privatize oil-rich American Indian reservations http://www.cnbc.com/2016/12/05/trump-advisors-aim-to-privatize-oil-rich-indian-reservations.html …#INDIGENOUS #TAIRP
The tribes are technically sovereign nations under a series of treaties signed with the US government during the 19th century. Natives on the reservations suffer from high rates of poverty, substance abuse and suicide.
The last time the gov't privatized Native land, it was repossessed by the gov't and sold off to white settlers, know your history @RepMullin