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Cheyenne-Arapaho program offers jobs for money

A new program offered for members of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes seeks to end the criticized practice of "emergency assistance funds."

The leader of a tribal district is now offering jobs to those who are able to work. Tribal members get $7.50 an hour for fixing and cleaning homes of the elderly and disabled.

Previously, tribal members would just ask their district representative for a check. The National Indian Gaming Commission is concerned the practice violates federal law.

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Tribal program offers hand up, not handout (The Daily Oklahoman 5/22)

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