All I can hope is that this is just some crazy idea being fielded that will quickly fall to the wayside:
Valerie Volcovici (December 5, 2016). Trump advisors aim to privatize oil-rich Indian reservations. Reuters, http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-tribes-insight-idUSKBN13U1B1Bad feeling growing...
Native American reservations cover just 2 percent of the United States, but they may contain about a fifth of the nation’s oil and gas, along with vast coal reserves. Now, a group of advisors to President-elect Donald Trump on Native American issues wants to free those resources from what they call a suffocating federal bureaucracy that holds title to 56 million acres of tribal lands, two chairmen of the coalition told Reuters in exclusive interviews.
The group proposes to put those lands into private ownership - a politically explosive idea that could upend more than century of policy designed to preserve Indian tribes on U.S.-owned reservations, which are governed by tribal leaders as sovereign nations.