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Tribes Getting COVID-19 CARES Act Funding

But not everyone is happy about it.

by Eric Holdeman / May 5, 2020

I picked up this item out of a FEMA daily update: 

"On May 5, the Treasury Department began distributing $4.8 billion in critical funds from the CARES Act to tribal governments. The CARES Act provides a total of $8 billion to address coronavirus preparedness, response, and recovery for American Indians and Alaska Natives.
The Administration has allocated over $1 billion through the Indian Health Service (IHS), to support tribes, tribal organizations, and Urban Indian Organizations in their coronavirus response efforts."

All of which sounds good, but then there is this from last month, Tribes sue over distribution of coronavirus relief funding.

I'm not familiar with the situation and different tribal issues associated with the Alaskan Native Corporations. I can say that since the billions of dollars have started flowing for all manner of causes, I keep reading the word "grifting" much more in print. I don't know if it fits in this situation, but there are tribal nations objecting ...

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