COVID-19 in Indian Country
The Navajo Nation has completed the processing and mailing of nearly 48,000 CARES Act Hardship Assistance checks for elderly tribal citizens.
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The Navajo Nation has begun issuing CARES Act assistance to tribal citizens, with elders first in line.
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Please tune in for updates on how funds from the CARES Act and the American Rescue Plan Act can help elders on the Navajo Nation.
Navajo Nation Special Town Halls

The Department of the Treasury has revised its guidance for CARES Act funds that were provided to tribal governments.
Department of the Treasury

The Navajo Nation has distributed over $361 million in CARES Act funds to tribal citizens but some hardship assistance checks remain unclaimed.
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The Senate passed the State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Fiscal Recovery, Infrastructure, and Disaster Relief Flexibility Act to address COVID-19 funding.
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“ANCs are facing a time crunch to get COVID-19 relief dollars out the door,” said Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska).
Dan Sullivan

“I worked hard to include this important language and am relieved the Senate passed this critical extension for tribes to be able to expend CARES Act funds,” said Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska).
Lisa Murkowski

The Office of the Inspector General at the Department of the Interior released a summary of an investigative report into a former Donald Trump administration official.
U.S. Department of the Interior

“NCAI looks forward to continuing our work representing tribal governments and working with Alaska Native Corporations, tribal partners, and other allies to ensure that the United States meets its treaty obligations and its trust responsibilities to moving forward,” said President Fawn Sharp.
Fawn Sharp

"This case was never about the funds. Instead, it was about upholding tribal sovereignty and the status of federally-recognized tribes," Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said in response to a long-awaited U.S. Supreme Court decision.
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Judge Amit P. Mehta is holding a hearing in Shawnee Tribe v. Yellen, an ongoing CARES Act lawsuit, at 2pm Eastern on April 22, 2021.

The Navajo Nation population has grown from 306,268 to 399,494 citizens, an increase of 30 percent.
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On Monday, April 19, 2021, the Ute Indian Tribe presented arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court on the distribution of CARES Act funds to federally recognized tribal governments.

The U.S. Supreme Court has published the transcript in Yellen v. Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, a dispute over COVID-19 funding in Indian Country. 

"For decades now, Alaska Native people have relied on ANCs to provide access to education, health, housing, and economic support," Alaska Native corporation organizations said following a U.S. Supreme Court hearing.

The Kiowa Tribe is being asked about payments made with the Coronavirus Relief Fund. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions.
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The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in a long-running COVID-19 dispute.
Supreme Court

The Kiowa Tribe is being asked about payments made with the Coronavirus Relief Fund.
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“I am extremely disappointed that the federal government is going to such lengths to deny Tribal governments their fair share of CARES funding," said Chairman Joseph Rupnick.
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