Native Americans have recently made headlines in New Mexico as well as the national media; for example they continue to be featured in stories about the Gold King Mine Spill and the North Dakota Access Pipeline. Further, the New York Times did a major expose about extreme poverty in parts of the Navajo Reservation, including here in New Mexico. This raises the question of whether Indians are now getting a fair shake from the State and Federal Government? NMPPI host Stephen Spitz will raise these issues with the recent assistant Secretary of the Interior and overseer of the Bureau of Indian Affairs in the Obama Administration, law professor, and former UNM law school Dean, Kevin Washburn. We will also talk about what was accomplished during Professor Washburn’s tenure in government and what Indians can reasonably expect from a Trump Administration. Produced with the assistance of Jefferson White and Lynn Schibeci.