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Mark Trahant: Native candidates in New Mexico react to polls and controversy
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Mark Trahant: Native candidates in New Mexico react to polls and controversy (May 21, 2018)

As voters head to the polls in New Mexico, Deb Haaland is in a tight three-way race while Gavin Clarkson is still stirring controversy.

Pro-tribal and pro-Trump? Choctaw citizen seeks voice in Congress
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Pro-tribal and pro-Trump? Choctaw citizen seeks voice in Congress (March 16, 2018)

Gavin Clarkson knows the value of hard work and education, having learned those lessons from his Choctaw father.

Mark Trahant: Ready for change? 11 Native candidates are running
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Mark Trahant: Ready for change? 11 Native candidates are running (March 15, 2018)

A special election in Pennsylvania is a good sign for Native American #NativeVote18 candidates running for office.

Report cites 'disturbing' conduct of former Bureau of Indian Affairs official
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Report cites 'disturbing' conduct of former Bureau of Indian Affairs official (March 7, 2018)

A former Bureau of Indian Affairs official who left the Trump administration under a cloud was the subject of an ethics inquiry after employees found his behavior to be 'disturbing' and left them 'in shock.'

Agency that targeted tribal lenders in line for even more big changes
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Agency that targeted tribal lenders in line for even more big changes (February 20, 2018)

The Trump administration continues to chart a dramatic new course for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a federal agency that targeted tribal lending businesses during the Obama era.

Tribal leaders cheer surprise speaker as meeting in D.C. winds down
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Tribal leaders cheer surprise speaker as meeting in D.C. winds down (February 14, 2018)

Tribal leaders gave a standing ovation to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) after a surprise speech in which she promised to stand up for Native Americans and their issues.

Trump administration signals major changes for tribal lending industry
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Trump administration signals major changes for tribal lending industry (January 19, 2018)

Indian Country advocates are praising the Trump administration for dropping a case that targeted the tribal lending industry.

Mark Trahant: Trump loyalist and Choctaw citizen joins race for Congress
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Mark Trahant: Trump loyalist and Choctaw citizen joins race for Congress (January 10, 2018)

Gavin Clarkson is clear: He supports President Donald J. Trump.

ProPublica: Trump appointee resigns after report on troubled Indian loan program
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ProPublica: Trump appointee resigns after report on troubled Indian loan program (November 15, 2017)

A senior official in charge of a federal loan guarantee program resigned after ProPublica reported his prior role in obtaining a guarantee under the same program as part of a deal that failed.

Senior Trump administration official resigns after scrutiny of Indian loan program
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Senior Trump administration official resigns after scrutiny of Indian loan program (November 14, 2017)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has seen its first casualty of the Trump era with the resignation of a senior official whose connection to a failed loan generated renewed scrutiny.

Bureau of Indian Affairs makes changes to loan guarantee program amid scrutiny
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Bureau of Indian Affairs makes changes to loan guarantee program amid scrutiny (November 14, 2017)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is making changes to a business loan program that has faced renewed scrutiny under the Trump administration.

ProPublica: Your $20 million loan went bust? The Trump team will hire you
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ProPublica: Your $20 million loan went bust? The Trump team will hire you (November 7, 2017)

A government watchdog found irregularities in a loan guarantee arranged by Gavin Clarkson for an Indian tribe. Now Clarkson is in charge of the program that is on the hook for the mess.

Bureau of Indian Affairs official tied to failed loan for Lower Brule Sioux Tribe
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Bureau of Indian Affairs official tied to failed loan for Lower Brule Sioux Tribe (October 31, 2017)

A Bureau of Indian Affairs official who was hired by the Trump administration to work on economic development issues is linked to a failed loan for the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe.

Top Trump administration official casts doubt on tribal economic development rule
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Top Trump administration official casts doubt on tribal economic development rule (October 24, 2017)

Tribes are eager to end dual taxation on their reservations. Is the Trump administration listening?

Tribe raises taxes on oil developers as money continues to flow to North Dakota
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Tribe raises taxes on oil developers as money continues to flow to North Dakota (August 30, 2017)

A dual system of taxation has resulted in the state of North Dakota earning more money on oil development than the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the owner of the resources.

Kiowa citizen John Tahsuda set to join Bureau of Indian Affairs leadership team
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Kiowa citizen John Tahsuda set to join Bureau of Indian Affairs leadership team (August 24, 2017)

It's seven months into the Trump administration and the Bureau of Indian Affairs still lacks a permanent leader but the agency will be seeing a new face with John Tahsuda coming on board in a top position.

Trump team moves quickly to finalize big tribal economic development proposal
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Trump team moves quickly to finalize big tribal economic development proposal (August 7, 2017)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is poised to help tribes resolve a long-standing taxation issue even as a powerful lawmaker from President Trump's own party expresses resistance.

Sault Tribe vows fight after Trump team rejects land-into-trust applications
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Sault Tribe vows fight after Trump team rejects land-into-trust applications (July 27, 2017)

The Trump administration has made its first major land-into-trust decision and it doesn't look good for Indian Country.

Trump hire at Bureau of Indian Affairs makes big promise on tribal taxation
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Trump hire at Bureau of Indian Affairs makes big promise on tribal taxation (July 26, 2017)

A senior Bureau of Indian Affairs official who was hired by the Trump administration to work on energy, economic development and related issues is making a seemingly big promise to tribes.

Secretary Zinke announces senior position at Bureau of Indian Affairs
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Secretary Zinke announces senior position at Bureau of Indian Affairs (July 6, 2017)

It took nearly a month to announce but the Trump administration has filled a senior position at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Secretary Zinke shuffles top Indian Affairs officials at Interior Department
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Secretary Zinke shuffles top Indian Affairs officials at Interior Department (June 19, 2017)

Tribal leaders have been complaining about the lack of information about the Trump administration's reorganization plans.

Choctaw Nation citizen lands senior job at Bureau of Indian Affairs
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Choctaw Nation citizen lands senior job at Bureau of Indian Affairs (June 12, 2017)

The Trump administration is finally filling out its leadership team at the Bureau of Indian Affairs with Gavin Clarkson, who has extensive experience in economic development and finance issues.

Bureau of Indian Affairs opens consultation on big economic proposal
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Bureau of Indian Affairs opens consultation on big economic proposal (February 7, 2017)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs isn't letting the change in administration slow down plans to address a big taxation issue for tribes.

Gavin Clarkson: A tribal economic contract with President Donald Trump
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Gavin Clarkson: A tribal economic contract with President Donald Trump (December 20, 2016)

'With the successful implementation of an Economic Contract with Indian country, President Trump could arguably become the best president ever for Indian country.'

Donald Trump's Native American Coalition hosts meeting in D.C.
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Donald Trump's Native American Coalition hosts meeting in D.C. (December 16, 2016)

Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma) invited tribal leaders and others to share their views with the incoming Republican administration.

Gavin Clarkson: Indian Country shut out of tax credit program
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Gavin Clarkson: Indian Country shut out of tax credit program (June 10, 2014)

Gavin Clarkson says Indian Country has been shut out of the New Markets Tax Credit program for the second year in a row.

Gavin Clarkson: Indian Country shut out of tax credit effort
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Gavin Clarkson: Indian Country shut out of tax credit effort (April 30, 2013)

Gavin Clarkson says Indian Country shut out of New Markets Tax Credit program: Not a single Native Community Development Enterprise (NCDE) was selected for an award in the most recent...