Tribes brace for change with Republicans in control in Washington
With President Barack Obama preparing for a smooth transition of power to Republican Donald Trump, Indian Country is adjusting to a new political reality in the nation's capital.
Come January 2017, the GOP will control the White House and both chambers of the U.S. Congress. That power alignment hasn't happened since 2007, when George W. Bush was in office and when tribes were struggling to get the Indian Health Care Improvement Act renewed.
But while tribes have grown used to working with Republican majorities in the House and in the Senate and even achieving successes, the addition of Trump to the equation poses some new challenges.