Trump And Tribes: What's In Store For Indian Country

Law360, New York (January 27, 2017, 5:14 PM EST) -- President Donald Trump's decision to push forward the controversial Dakota Access pipeline just days after taking office sent shock waves through Indian Country. But some Native Americans say they're optimistic about the new administration and expect tribes to assume a bigger role in managing their own affairs.

Regardless of whether tribes or individual members support a particular political party, tribes' close ties with the federal government mean that turning their back on any president or Congress isn't an option.

So in addition to headline-grabbing battles over energy development, attorneys for tribes are watching closely for any changes in federal labor law,...

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