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A Native American tribe has warned about the “devastating impact” of the Trump administration’s policies on the livelihood and well-being of the indigenous population.

The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe warned of imminent losses facing the tribe caused by the administration of US President Donald Trump.

“We need our trust land to provide for our people,” said Tribal Council Chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts , Cedric Cromwell,  Thomson Reuters Foundation reported on Tuesday.

Most Native American land is held in trust for tribes by the US government and it can take years or even decades to add to those holdings – an issue that many experts see as a key driver of poverty on reservations and an ongoing injustice.

“The federal government’s inaction has created a dire threat to our ability to meaningfully self-govern. In leaving us in this limbo, the United States turns its back on our people.” Cromwell,  who is the…

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