COVID-19 in Indian Country
A federal judge on June 26, 2020, sided with the Trump administration, holding that Alaska Native corporations are eligible for shares of the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund.

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on June 18, 2020, opened a docket for Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation v. Mnuchin, one of the lawsuits challenging the Trump administration's handling of the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund.

The Trump administration on June 17, 2020, filed a notice in Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians v. Mnuchin, announcing distribution of an additional $679 million from the coronavirus relief fund.

The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation on June 15, 2020, filed a notice of appeal in its CARES Act lawsuit against the Trump administration.

A federal judge on June 15, 2020, ordered the Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin to distribute the remainder of the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund to tribes

With the coronavirus continuing to ravage tribal communities, a court hearing at 1pm Eastern on June 12, 2020, brings the focus back to one of the most heated and divisive issues in recent Indian Country history.