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'A slap in the face for Indian Country': Tribes decry Trump administration's delay in $8 billion in coronavirus relief

 


Under fire in Indian Country, Congress and the courts, the Trump administration is finally releasing $8 billion in coronavirus relief funds promised to tribal governments over a month ago.

But rather than distribute the full $8 billion to communities that have been hit hard during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of the Treasury only plans to send $4.8 billion to Indian nations at this time. And the federal agency is doing so using completely different criteria than previously announced, when tribal leaders were required to submit certifications to the U.S. government under threat of criminal prosecution.

https://www.indianz.com/News/2020/05/06/a-slap-in-the-face-for-indian-country-tr.asp

 

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