Native Americans Sound Off on Shutdown, Border Wall

Posted on January 11, 2019 1:26 pm

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Native Americans, like other Americans, are deeply divided over the proposed border wall which President Donald Trump says will stop the flow of drugs and criminals across the border with Mexico. They also have mixed responses to the partial U.S. government shutdown, which began Dec. 22. Federally-recognized tribes depend on federal dollars for food and housing aid, health care, public safety and other services. The shutdown has cut off that funding, forcing tribal administrative offices to close or lay off staff. The National Congress of American Indians said the lapse is a violation of U.S. treaty and trust responsibilities to