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Trump team reaches out to Native Americans


President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team is working behind the scenes to make inroads with Native American tribes.

Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.), the chairman of Trump’s Native American Coalition, organized a meeting in Washington on Wednesday with American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal Leaders.

Several members of the Trump transition team attended the meeting, according to a person present. Among them: Doug Domenech, a former George W. Bush Interior Department official who is focused on Interior for the transition; Eric Ueland, a long-time congressional staffer who is a leading transition policy aide; and Ado Machida, a top domestic policy aide to Vice President Dick Cheney, another top transition policy staffer. Rep. Tom Cole, a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma, also attended.


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