Environmental rollbacks, job creation and the tax law from the past year all affect tribal governments and their people. Even counting his legislative accomplishments, President Donald Trump’s first year in office was anything but ordinary. We’ll look back and take the hour to discuss how his policies—and rhetoric—play out in Native America. We’ll hear from both supporters and detractors and map out what the next year might hold.
Eric Henson (Chickasaw) – executive vice president at Compass Lexecon and a research affiliate for the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development.
Karen Diver (Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa) – faculty fellow for inclusive excellence – Native American affairs at the College of St. Scholastica and former special assistant to the President for Native American affairs
Stacy Bohlen (Sault Ste. Marie Chippewa) – executive director of the National Indian Health Board
Break Music: Change of Life (song) Young Bird (artist) Change Of Life (album)
Listen to an interview (below) with Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla) about President Trump’s first year in office