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Allison Herrera is a multi-media reporter and editor living in the Minneapolis. She's covered issues ranging from the environment to women in prison. Before joining PRI, Herrera worked in Oklahoma covering Native American communities for KOSU Radio. Her project Invisible Nations was part of AIR's Localore project Finding America.
Health care for Native Americans has been a federal responsibility since the early 1800s. It's always been underfunded, but Medicaid expansion under Obamacare provided important, backdoor funding to Indian clinics. So the news that Obamacare survived another challenge was met with great relief.
Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner has been tapped to "overhaul" government operations and to attract innovators and leaders.
President Trump and his daughter talked with the Ways and Means committee about a family leave package allowing new moms six weeks of paid leave. Is that not the case now with the impending repeal of the ACA?
Trump says Russia is "fake news" even though FBI director James Comey is investigating possible ties between his administration and Russian officials influence over the 2016 election. Conservative allies and pundits claim we should look into Clinton's dealings instead. Are we missing something?
Native Americans' relationship with the government has never been great. But, during the Obama administration tribes felt more respected. Will this be the case with the Trump administration?