Rep. Markwayne Mullin Denies Advocating for the “Privatization” of Tribal Assets

Here is “Trump Adviser Says He’s Not Privatizing Tribal Land” from Law360.com. Rep. Mullin’s full statement is here. An excerpt:

By removing public-land restrictions on Indian trust land, such as the National Environment Policy Act (NEPA), we are not “privatizing” Indian land.  We must also remove the barriers from the decision-making process and stop forcing tribes to ask permission from federal entities like the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). 

Prior coverage here. Rep. Mullin’s quote there:

“We should take tribal land away from public treatment,” said Markwayne Mullin, a Republican U.S. Representative from Oklahoma and a Cherokee tribe member who is co-chairing Trump’s Native American Affairs Coalition. “As long as we can do it without unintended consequences, I think we will have broad support around Indian country.”

This “privatization” talk is unlikely to end here. Anti-Indian advocates won’t have to look very hard to find Indians and others who would sympathetic to something akin to “privatization.”

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