Red Lake Nation News - Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places)

'We need to do more for our tribes': $8 billion in coronavirus relief missing in action


With yet another deadline looming, concerns are growing in Indian Country and on Capitol Hill about the fate of an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund promised to tribal governments to help them through the pandemic.

Through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, also known as the CARES Act, the U.S. Congress set aside the money more than a month ago. It's a small portion of $150 billion promised to tribes, states and local governments amid the worse public health crisis in decades.


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