Subscribe to our Daily Digest e-mail
Donald Trump's 'beachead' teams still operating across federal agencies

President Donald Trump has installed more than 400 officials in top positions across all federal agencies, including the Department of the Interior, according to news reports. Many members of the so-called "beachhead" teams are reporting directly to the White House instead of the leaders of their agencies.

share

Trump & Tribes

3/20/2017

article Donald Trump's 'beachead' teams still operating across federal agencies
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump has installed more than 400 officials in top positions across all federal agencies, including the Department of the Interior...

3/19/2017

article Trump 2018 Budget Would Cut Needed Services to Indian Country
(Washington D.C.) -- While seeking to increase the defense by $54 billion, the Trump administration sent a budget to Congress this past week that recommends a 12 percent...

3/18/2017

article Melissa J. Gismondi column: Trump visits Andrew Jackson’s gravesite, revisits his Native American policies
(Washington D.C.) -- On Wednesday, Donald Trump laid a wreath at the gravesite of President Andrew Jackson, who was born 250 years ago, on March 15, 1767. Supporters...
article OP/ED: Must-See TV: Donald Trump and the Reality Show Called Presidency
(Washington D.C.) -- Donald Trump has created the greatest TV reality show of all time, and the national media and consumers are going along for the ride. Whether you...

3/17/2017

article Loss of federal funds could devastate KVCR TV/FM: Bruce Baron
(California) -- President Donald Trump reportedly wants to zero out federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a move that could devastate PBS, NPR and...
article Trump's budget an 'all-out assault on Puget Sound'
(Washington) -- In a budget marked by deep cuts across most federal agencies, science and environmental programs took some of the biggest hits in President Donald Trump...

3/16/2017

article Donald Trump brings bad news to Indian Country with first budget
(Washington D.C.) -- Republican President Donald Trump is promising to "Make America Great Again" by making major cuts to Indian Country programs. In his very...

3/14/2017

article Plea to Trump: Protect White House Council on Native American Affairs
(Washington D.C.) -- With concerns mounting in Indian country that the Trump administration is ignoring and in some cases harming tribes, some top Democratic members of...

3/11/2017

article CARLTON FLETCHER: Native Americans deal with real ‘immigration issue’
(Washington D.C.) -- Former Atlanta Braves mascot Chief Noc-a-homa and World Wrestling Federation champion Chief Jay Strongbow led a Native American revolt last night...

3/9/2017

article Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, UN Official: Trump Administration Retreating on Indigenous Rights
(Washington D.C.) -- Secretary of State Rex Tillerson staked his position on human rights – and by extension on indigenous rights – pretty clearly on March 3 when he...

3/5/2017

article No Ban, No Wall: Native American and Human Rights Groups Join Forces With Environmental Movement to Stop the Border Wall
(Arizona) -- Donald Trump wants to build a wall—but he’ll face resistance from human rights groups, the environmental movement and Native activists every...

3/4/2017

article Trump wants to gut environmental research for Puget Sound
(Washington) -- The Trump administration has proposed cutting federal funding for restoring Puget Sound by 93 percent. For the fiscal year ending this June, the U.S....

3/3/2017

article EPA funds for Native water projects could disappear under Trump administration
(Alaska) -- The White House wants to eliminate Environmental Protection Agency funds for water projects in Alaska Native villages, according to an article in the...

3/1/2017

article White House eyes plan to cut EPA staff by one-fifth, eliminating key programs
(Washington D.C.) -- The White House has proposed deep cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget that would reduce the agency’s staff by one-fifth...

2/28/2017

article Carlyle Begay's fake news moment: He's not a White House employee, despite posts
(Washington D.C.) -- Two months ago, Carlyle Begay, a Republican supporter of President Donald Trump and former Arizona state senator, announced on social media that he...

2/27/2017

article LEE: Congress Runs Amok While We Watch Trump Play a Magician
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump has very effectively used his [non-Muslim] travel ban and inflammatory statements to distract Americans from everything else...

2/22/2017

article The Pruitt Emails: E.P.A. Chief Was Arm in Arm With Industry
(Washington D.C.) -- During his tenure as attorney general of Oklahoma, Scott Pruitt, now the Environmental Protection Agency administrator, closely coordinated with...

2/21/2017

article Tribal sovereignty foe in charge of nation's environmental agenda
(Washington D.C.) -- A Republican who has battled tribes on sovereignty and other issues is now in charge of the Environmental Protection Agency. Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma...

2/20/2017

article Montana tribal leaders: Trump's offensive remarks worthy of objection by Tester
(Montana) -- It wasn’t lost on L. Jace Killsback that President Donald Trump chose an offensive Indian stereotype to disparage Senate Democrat Elizabeth Warren....
article OP/ED: Trump's 'Pocahontas' slurs about Warren are not just demeaning, they're specious
(Minnesota) -- As I watched the recent Senate process to confirm the nomination of U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general, I felt that I was being transported to a...

2/14/2017

article Donald Trump's Cabinet grows with more anti-Indian advocates
(Washington D.C.) -- It's taking longer than expected but Republican President Donald Trump is slowly but surely getting the leadership team he wants. Amid...
article Markwayne Mullin Assuages Fears of Trump Going After Indian Gaming
(Washington D.C.) -- There is a perception among many Native Americans that Donald Trump doesn’t like Indians. His remarks over the years have been anything but...
article Tribal radio stations may go dark under Donald Trump
(Washington D.C.) -- We need to talk about the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The Trump administration, in an effort to reduce federal spending by $10.5 trillion...

1/30/2017

article Intertribal group ponders potential impact of Trump presidency
(Oklahoma) -- Officials from multiple tribes came together Monday at the Pawnee Nation complex as part of a multistate, intertribal organization to discuss the potential...
article Second Trump Transition Meeting Held with Native Americans
(Washington D.C.) -- Just five days before President Donald Trump signed executive actions promoting the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines without any tribal...
article Gosar Commends AZ Carlyle Begay as White House Advisor on Indian Affairs
(Arizona) -- Today, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after President Donald Trump named former Arizona State Senator...

1/26/2017

article Native leaders concerned over Trump presidency implications
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump angered many Native activists by moving to restart Dakota Access Pipeline construction. Thousands have protested the line,...
article 'Over my dead body': tribe aims to block Trump's border wall on Arizona land
(Arizona) -- Donald Trump’s proposed border wall could face a major obstacle in Arizona, where an indigenous tribe has vowed to oppose construction on its land,...
article Southern Arizona Leaders Invite Trump to Walk the Border
(Arizona) -- Southern Arizona elected officials say they’re extending an invitation to President Donald Trump to come see the Arizona-Mexican border before the...

1/25/2017

article In wake of DAPL executive order, Trump hangs Andrew Jackson painting in Oval Office
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump has signed two executive orders to expedite the review of the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines, two oil pipelines...
article Trump hangs portrait of Andrew Jackson in Oval Office
(Washington D.C.) -- President Trump hung a portrait of Andrew Jackson in the Oval Office on Tuesday, The New York Times reports, an apparent nod to the populist...
article BAKER-SHENK: Indian Country’s Arranged Marriage With President Trump: Can It Be Saved?
(Washington D.C.) -- Today Native American tribal governments find themselves, after what feels like a shotgun wedding, in an arranged marriage with President Trump....
article President Donald Trump Insulting Navajos on Twitter Is Fake News
(Washington D.C.) -- Reports that President Donald Trump insulted Navajos on Twitter are false. Trump never tweeted negative things about Navajos after he was...
article The Donald Trump era is already terrible news for Native American activists
(Washington D.C.) -- The agenda put forth by Native American protesters in 2016 is already under attack. Just four days after his inauguration, President Donald Trump...
article Native American tribe could scupper Donald Trump’s wall
(Washington D.C.) -- Donald Trump has announced his long-awaited plan to build a wall on the 1,954-mile U.S. border with Mexico, calling for its “immediate...
article Fort Belknap officials meet with Trump adviser on Indian issues
(Washington D.C.) -- Tribal leaders from Fort Belknap, who are in Washington, D.C., this week to meet with members of Congress, had an hour-long meeting Tuesday with...

1/20/2017

article Inter-Tribal Council calls on Trump to appoint Cherokee
(Oklahoma) -- During its recent general session, the Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes called on President Donald Trump to appoint a Cherokee citizen as...
article Native Americans expect nothing good from Trump...
(Washington D.C.) -- America's journalists are truly and deeply sorry for their behaviour during the election. They are sorry they failed to see the simmering...
article Camp-Horineck: Scott Pruitt heading EPA like putting Custer in charge of Indian Affairs
(Oklahoma) -- Putting Scott Pruitt in charge of the Environmental Protection Agency is an absolute disaster for every American who relies on clean air and clean water. I...
article Alaska public broadcasters fear funding cuts under Trump administration
(Alaska) -- As a new federal administration prepares to take office, rural communities in Alaska are worried about the suddenly murky future of public broadcasting. A...

visionary sponsor advertisement

sponsor advertisement