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Posted: April 23, 2020

Chairman Harold Frazier of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, far right, addresses a #NoDAPL rally outside of the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C., on August 24, 2016. Photo by Indianz.Com (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

Join Native America Calling at 1pm Eastern on April 23, 2020, for a discussion on COVID-19 relief promised to tribes. Scheduled guests include Chairman Harold Frazier of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe andChief Mike Williams of the  Akiak Native Community. Both tribes are suing the Trump administration over the handling of an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund.


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The realities of coronavirus aid distribution
APRIL 23, 2020 

Collectively, tribes will need about $50 billion to adequately address the COVID 19 pandemic and to make up for lost revenue. That’s an estimate from the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development. The current stimulus package provides $10 billion for tribes and the federal administrations that work with them. And already there are disagreements about how the money is distributed. We’ll hear more about the questions and concerns over the effort to provide coronavirus relief funds in the hands of those who need it.

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