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Besides Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Phoenix, the meeting on the government shutdown’s affect on Indian Country was attended by Rep. Deb Haaland, D-New Mexico, left, one of the first two Native American women elected to Congress. (Photo by Keerthi Vedantam/Cronkite News)

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