COVID-19 in Indian Country
A team of researchers released the results of its study dissecting the Department of the Treasury’s formula for distributing first-round CARES Act funds to Indian Country.

The Northern Arapaho Tribe received $19 million from the CARES Act federal relief package. The funding will help maintain critical operations for tribal citizens.

As tribes continue to battle the Trump administration for the coronavirus relief they were promised by their trustee, is there another CARES Act dispute brewing in America?

A federal judge is holding a scheduling conference in the CARES Act litigation at 1pm Eastern on May 7, 2020.

A top Interior Department official charged with overseeing the disbursement of direct emergency relief to tribes failed to disclose that she is married to a lobbyist for an Alaska Native Corporation that is asking for relief funding, Western Values Project discovered.

The Department of the Treasury notified the Office of the Speaker that $600 million has been authorized for the Navajo Nation from the first distribution of CARES Act relief funding.

'I went to the mat for Arizona’s native communities during the Senate’s coronavirus relief negotiations to ensure our tribes receive critical relief dollars amid the ongoing pandemic,' said Sen. Martha McSally (R-Arizona).

Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minnesota) released a statement in response to the Trump administration's plan for distributing $4.8 billion of the $8 billion in coronavirus relief promised to tribal governments.

The Department of the Treasury has released a new document regarding distribution of the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund promised to tribal govermnents.

Nearly six weeks after the CARES Act was signed into law the Department of Treasury s beginning to distribute $4.8 billion of the $8 billion Congress allocated for Tribal Governments for a Coronavirus Relief Fund.

Vice President Myron Lizer of the Navajo Nation will attend a Native American roundtable with President Donald Trump in Phoenix, Arizona, on May 5, 2020.

The Daily Treasury Statement has a line item for the Coronavirus Relief Fund, making it possible to track the total dollar value of payments being made to tribal governments.

The Department of the Treasury and Department of the Interior announced they will be begin disbursements of a portion of the $8 billion meant for tribes under the Coronavirus Relief Fund.

Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin and Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt today issued a statement after agreeing on a path forward to provide Coronavirus Relief Fund dollars to Native American Tribes.

With the fate of $8 billion in coronavirus relief still in question, two Indian nations have joined one of the CARES Act lawsuits against the Trump administration.

U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza and U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin issued a statement on the success of the Paycheck Protection Program.

The plaintiffs in Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians v. Mnuchin have filed a motion for a temporary restraining order, preliminary injunction and emergency writ of mandamus.

There are some last-minute developments in federal court as tribes await the release of an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund promised to their governments.

Many Tribes depend on the businesses they own and operate to fund essential services in Indian Country because Tribal governments, unlike state and local governments, do not have a traditional tax base.

Three Indian nations whose businesses were excluded from the first round of the Paycheck Protection Program filed suit against the Trump administration on April 23, 2020.