FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. | Shutdown puts strain on hundreds of Native American tribes
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.—Jan 12, 2019— Fallout from the federal government shutdown is hurting hundreds of Native American tribes and entities that serve them.
The pain is especially deep in tribal communities with high rates of poverty and unemployment, and where one person often supports an extended family.
The effects are being felt far and wide.
In New Mexico, a lone police officer patrolled a reservation the size of Houston during a massive snow storm in late December.