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Rory Wheeler, a national representative for Mesa-based United National Indian Tribal Youth, agrees with Keel that the state of tribal nations is strong but that there is still work for the next generation, particularly on the opioid crisis. (Photo by Kyley Schultz/Cronkite News)

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Tribal leaders call on Washington to respect Native sovereignty

The federal tax overhaul passed in December is completely unacceptable to Native Americans, just another example of what can happen when tribes are not included in federal decision-making, a tribal leader said Feb. 12.