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'A robbery happening in broad daylight': Indian Country in revolt over $8 billion coronavirus fund


April 17, 2020

Furor is growing among Indian nations in the lower 48 as the Trump administration refuses to change course on what the leader of one of the largest tribes in the United States calls a "robbery happening in broad daylight."

With just one day left for tribes to submit critical information to receive a share of a much-needed $8 billion relief fund, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Tara Sweeney remains startlingly silent on the controversy. During a coronavirus conference call on Wednesday, she refused to take questions from the 1,000-plus who were on the line, according to people who participated.


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