COVID-19 in Indian Country
“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.
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"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.
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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.
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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. 
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"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.
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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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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.
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Join President Richard Chalyee Éesh Peterson for a Lunchtime Chat to hear from Tlingit & Haida's Tribal Emergency Operations Center and receive an update on our CARES Act projects and services.
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A federal judge will hold a status conference in Shawnee Tribe v. Yellen, formerly known as Shawnee Tribe v. Mnuchin, on February 25, 2021.

A federal judge will hold a status conference in Shawnee Tribe v. Yellen, formerly known as Shawnee Tribe v. Mnuchin, on February 17, 2021.

The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation has re-filed litigation against the U.S. Department of Treasury relating to the distribution of CARES Act funds.
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A federal judge recently issued two orders in Shawnee Tribe v. Mnuchin, an ongoing dispute over COVID-19 relief for tribal governments.

"While other tribes received millions, the U.S. Treasury Department flagrantly shortchanged the Shawnee Tribe from its fair share of the CARES Act coronavirus relief funds," said Chief Ben Barnes.
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The Shawnee Tribe has scored a major victory against the Trump administration in an ongoing COVID-19 funding dispute.

"The Hataałi are the first responders and essential, front line public health workers. We feel like we have just been forgotten."
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