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Tribes eye Trump: Some welcoming, some wary of new administration


February 1, 2017

WASHINGTON — Peter MacDonald Sr. is a Navajo Code Talker, a lifelong Republican — and an unabashed supporter of President Donald Trump.

“The Navajo tribe, like most Indian tribes, is very conservative,” said MacDonald, who was in Washington last week to march in Trump’s inaugural parade. He said Jan. 19 that the Navajo philosophy: “to do things for yourself, to be what you want to be. That’s the Republican philosophy.”


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