Trump has a documented history of opposition to Native American interests, and Trump's advisors have declared their intention to put federally owned tribal lands into the hands of private ownership.
|1993.10.06||Trump, trying to get in on casino market, says Mashantucket Pequots "don't look like Indians to me." articles.courant.com (See also Racism)|
|2016.05||Trump discloses his stake in Energy Transfer Partners, builder of the disputed Dakota access pipeline. Trump also owns a stake in Phillips 66, an energy company that would control 25 percent of the pipeline once completed. csmonitor.com (See also Conflicts of Interest)|
|2016.09.09||U.S. temporarily suspends construction on Dakota Access Pipeline after a federal judge’s ruling rejected efforts by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to halt construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. nytimes.com (See also Dakota Access Pipeline)|
|2016.10.26||Trump’s financial disclosure forms show he invested between $500,000 and $1m in Energy Transfer Partners, operators of the Dakota Access Pipeline, a further $500,000 and $1m in Phillips 66 (Which has a 25% stake in the project once completed), and its CEO donated $100,000 to his campaign theguardian.com (See also Dakota Access Pipeline, Conflicts of Interest)|
|2016.12.04||The Army Corps of Engineers denies a permit for building the oil pipeline north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. npr.org (See also Dakota Access Pipeline)|
|2016.12.05||Trump advisors aim to place oil-rich Indian reservations into private ownership. reuters.com|
|2017.01.20||Trump White House takes down Native Americans web page from White House website. nativenewsonline.net (See also Racism, Department of the Interior, Reversals, First 100 Days)|
Within hours of the presidential transition, the White House, took down the Native Americans web page that had been part of the Obama White House website for the previous eight years.
|2017.01.23||First 100 days: What executive actions has Trump taken? bbc.com (See also First 100 Days, Abortion, Keystone XL Pipeline, Dakota Access Pipeline, Mexico City Policy (aka Global Gag Rule), Trans-Pacific Partnership)|
|2017.01.24||Trump approves construction of both the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines. npr.org (See also Environment, Canada, Conflicts of Interest)|
|2017.01.24||Trump resurrects Keystone and DAPL. Trump has invested in Energy Transfer Partners the partner behind Dakota Access. theguardian.com (See also First 100 Days, Dakota Access Pipeline, Keystone XL Pipeline, Climate Change, NAFTA, Conflicts of Interest)|
|2017.01.24||Trump signs executive orders to advance construction on the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines. cnbc.com (See also First 100 Days, Keystone XL Pipeline, Dakota Access Pipeline, Conflicts of Interest)|
|2017.01.25||President Trump's executive orders related to the Keystone XL and Dakota Pipeline projects do not amount to 'green lights.' Here are the caveats and hurdles that must be cleared before the builders can proceed. forbes.com (See also First 100 Days, Keystone XL Pipeline, Dakota Access Pipeline)|
|2017.01.26||The American Psychological Association releases a statement that Trump's move to revive the Dakota Pipeline is potentially damaging to the emotional well-being of the indigenous people. washingtonpost.com (See also Dakota Access Pipeline)|
|2017.01.31||The acting secretary of the army directs the army corps of engineers to grant the easement necessary to finish the billion-dollar project moving the Dakota Access pipeline to final stage in army corps approval process. theguardian.com (See also First 100 Days, Dakota Access Pipeline, Environment)|
|2017.02.01||North Dakota police arrested 76 people one day after federal officials suggested that the government could soon approve the final stage of pipeline construction theguardian.com (See also First 100 Days, Dakota Access Pipeline, Environment)|
|2017.02.01||The U.S. military veteran group Veterans Stand for Standing Rock has vowed to block completion of the Dakota Access pipeline. cnbc.com (See also First 100 Days, Dakota Access Pipeline, Environment)|
|2017.02.03||The Trump administration sends Bureau of Indian Affairs agents to remove protesters from the Dakota Access Pipeline site in Standing Rock Reservation. washingtonpost.com (See also Dakota Access Pipeline, Environment)|
|2017.02.03||U.S. Army Corps gives eviction notice to Dakota Access protest camp, saying in a statement Friday evening, that it would close the Oceti Sakowin Camp on Feb. 22 due to the "high potential for flooding" in the low-lying area. nbcnews.com (See also First 100 Days, Dakota Access Pipeline, Environment)|
|2017.02.07||The army corps of engineers says it intends to grant a permit for the oil pipeline to cross the Missouri river, following Donald Trump’s executive order in a major blow to Standing Rock Sioux. theguardian.com (See also Dakota Access Pipeline, First 100 Days)|
|2017.02.08||Water protectors return to Standing Rock as drilling is set to begin. theguardian.com (See also First 100 Days, Dakota Access Pipeline)|
While tribal leaders have urged activists to let the fight play out in the courts, many on the ground have called for a final push as pipeline moves ahead
|2017.02.09||Pipeline at heart of protests and legal action could be transporting oil within three months – but Standing Rock activists say they will stay put amid tribe's legal challenge theguardian.com (See also First 100 Days, Dakota Access Pipeline)|
|2017.02.10||FBI representatives have contacted several "water protectors", raising alarm that an indigenous-led movement is being construed as domestic terrorism. theguardian.com (See also Dakota Access Pipeline, FBI, Assaults on Civil Liberties)|
|2017.02.11||Army veterans are returning to Standing Rock to form a human shield against police as construction on the pipeline resumes. theguardian.com (See also Dakota Access Pipeline)|
|2017.02.11||Trump to Dems: 'Pocahontas is now the face of your party' cnn.com (See also First 100 Days, Unprecedented Actions)|
- 2016.06.29 "Trump's Casual Racism Toward Native Americans" (CNN)
"At a time when we fight to be recognized as neighbors and contemporary professionals and not stereotypes, the last thing we need is to be fodder for a businessman with a documented history of attacking Native Americans."
- 2016.12.06 "Will the Trump Years Benefit Native American Tribes? The Answer Will (Not) Shock You" (Esquire)
"It should come as no surprise to anyone, and especially not to the people who were sent to live on the land in the first place, but the money power seems to have plans for Native American lands that do not involve sovereignty or anything like it, and that go far beyond pipeline products."