Tribes Meet In San Diego As Trump Mulls Indian Affairs Chief

As the annual Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention begins on Monday in San Diego, tribes are anxiously awaiting the Trump administration’s nomination of the person who will become the most powerful federal official overseeing the Indian gaming industry.

Organized by the National Indian Gaming Association, the convention will include sessions on the future of Class II gaming machines and legislation in Congress to exempt tribes from federal labor law.

However, those issues do not seem to be drawing as much interest as the person who will become the new assistant secretary for Indian affairs at the U.S. Department of the Interior.

More than a half dozen candidates are under consideration, according to sources.

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