COVID-19 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 U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in a long-running COVID-19 dispute.
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The Department of the Treasury is hosting two consultations to discuss what to do with the leftover funds promised to tribal governments through the CARES Act.

A federal judge recently issued two orders in Shawnee Tribe v. Mnuchin, an ongoing dispute over COVID-19 relief for tribal governments.

Alaska Native corporations are asking the nation's highest court to determine if they can receive shares of $8 billion in COVID-19 relief.

A dispute over $8 billion in COVID-19 relief continues, with tribes pursuing an appeal in hopes of preventing Alaska Native corporations from gaining shares of the fund.

The National Congress of American Indians continues to believe that Congress intended for Title V CARES Act funding to be distributed to Indian tribal governments.

'Alaska has a unique history of tribal self-governance and Native self-determination,' said Alaska Federation of Natives President Julie Kitka.

'The ANCSA Regional Association and Alaska Native Village Corporation Association applaud the D.C. District Court’s Decision to uphold the Alaska Native Regional and Village Corporation’s right to receive much-needed funding from Title V of the CARES Act.'

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.

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.

The Department of the Treasury’s administrative record (AR) in ongoing litigation over the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund promised to tribal governments was submitted in federal court on May 22, 2020. The AR is divided into 14 sections, according to the index submitted in court. Almost every section contains just one document but section 10 […]

The ANCSA Regional Association and the Alaska Native Village Corporation Association are pleased by the U.S. District Court decision to uphold our organizations’ right to intervene in this case.

A federal judge is allowing Alaska Native corporate interests to intervene in ongoing litigation over the $8 billon coronavirus relief fund.

'We implore our lower 48 tribal partners: it is time to stop efforts that divide us. We must work together to fight this global pandemic,' Alaska Native corporations said.

Tribal governments -- and only tribal governments -- will be in line for another $20 billion in coronavirus relief under a new bill introduced in the U.S. Congress.

The Daily Treasury Statement continues to show much of the coronavirus relief fund is going to tribal governments.

The Department of the Treasury is in the process of distributing a portion of the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund to tribal governments.

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.