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Deb Haaland tapped for Cabinet by President-elect Joe Biden (December 17, 2020)In a historic first, Deb Haaland, one of the first two Native women to serve in the U.S. Congress, has been tapped to serve in the incoming Joe Biden administration.
Native America Calling: The race to spend federal coronavirus aid money (December 8, 2020)Tribes have until the end of this month to spend their share of the $8 billion in federal emergency coronavirus funds.
D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals: Shawnee Tribe v. Steven Mnuchin (December 4, 2020)The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals hears arguments in Shawnee Tribe v. Steven Mnuchin, a dispute over COVID-19 relief funds.
Native Sun News Today: Deadline extended for COVID-19 stimulus (November 16, 2020)Indian Country still has time to claim a $1,200 stimulus payment from the federal government. The deadline to apply is November 21.
Cronkite News: COVID-19 puts focus on healing and medicine on Navajo Nation (November 11, 2020)Traditional healers, who once played critical roles in governance and health care, are dwindling in number and influence, even as the deadly coronavirus impacts the Navajo Nation.
State of Alaska backs Native corporations in COVID-19 dispute (November 5, 2020)The state of Alaska is siding with Native corporations over tribal governments in a closely-watched COVID-19 case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.
COVID-19 funding dispute heads to Trump’s Supreme Court (November 3, 2020)With the nation’s highest court stacked with even more conservative justices, tribes are once again paying close attention to a COVID-19 funding dispute they thought was over.
Rep. Haaland statement on Native American Heritage Month (November 2, 2020)“Native Americans have overcome many hardships since the onset of colonization — genocide, forced relocation and assimilation — but we’re still here,” said Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico).
Native Sun News Today: Tribes take steps to bridge digital divide (October 29, 2020)“We’ll see in the coming years how this is going to change our communities,” said Ernest Weston Jr. of the Oglala Sioux Tribe Planning Office.
Indian Country organizations fear undercount as 2020 Census comes to end (October 14, 2020)The National Congress of American Indians, the Native American Rights Fund, and the National Urban Indian Family Coalition condemn the Trump administration’s pursuit of an incomplete 2020 Census.
NAFOA: 5 Things You Need to Know this Week (October 13, 2020)Sharing important updates to know for the week of Indigenous People’s Day!
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation tackles COVID-19 and Census 2020 (September 30, 2020)The Navajo Nation is working to ensure residents of the reservation stay safe during the pandemic and to increase tribal participation in the 2020 Census.
Native Sun News Today: Tribal nations win ruling in COVID-19 funding dispute (September 30, 2020)In the most recent about-face on CARES Act funding for Alaska Native corporations, a federal appeals court panel ruled that they are not eligible for any of the $8 billion in pandemic relief.
Lessons Lost: Indian Country students still waiting on internet (September 29, 2020)Students at Bureau of Indian Education operated schools started classes without adequate technology, sometimes sharing a single computer among siblings, because the agency disbursed funding late and failed to purchase equipment in time.
Freedom Socialist: The Navajo Nation’s COVID-19 battle (September 28, 2020)The Covid-19 pandemic has struck hardest at the poorest populations, including Native Americans.
Appeals court sides with tribes in COVID-19 funding dispute (September 25, 2020)Alaska Native corporations are not entitled to shares of the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund, a federal appeals court ruled in a closely-watched case.
Spreadsheet: Coronavirus Relief Fund allocations for tribal governments (September 25, 2020)Now in spreadsheet form! Coronavirus Relief Fund allocations for tribal governments.
Coronavirus Relief Fund allocations for tribal governments (September 24, 2020)Indianz.Com is publishing the payments made to tribes from the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation weighs spending plans for COVID-19 funds (September 21, 2020)Spending $177 million may not seem like a problem, but it is a challenge for Navajo Nation leaders who could lose those funds if they don’t find projects that can be completed by the end of this year.
‘All out war’: Republican lawmaker slams National Congress of American Indians (September 18, 2020)A powerful Republican lawmaker is accusing the National Congress of American Indians of engaging in “divisiveness” in connection with a bitter dispute over billions of dollars in COVID-19 relief.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation invests CARES Act money in community (September 14, 2020)Our sovereign government is making investments that will address immediate health, safety and economic needs during this crisis.
Appeals court hears arguments in COVID-19 funding dispute (September 11, 2020)Tribal governments remain united as a federal appeals court determines the fate of more than a half-billion dollars in COVID-19 funding that’s been at the center of one of the most bitter Indian law and policy disputes in decades.
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