COVID-19 in Indian Country
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.

The Office of Inspector General at the Department of the Interior on May 5, 2020, released a report titled "Where’s the Money? DOI Use of CARES Act Funds."

Tribes with homelands in North Dakota will receive approximately $109 million from the coronavirus relief fund, according to Sen. John Hoeven (R-North Dakota).

Under fire in Indian Country, Congress and the courts, the Trump administration is finally releasing $8 billion in coronavirus relief funds promised to tribal governments over a month ago. But it's not the full amount owed and new hurdles are emerging amid the pandemic's ongoing toll.

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.

'The coronavirus relief funding coming from Washington today for tribal governments is inadequate and weeks-delayed,' said Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kelly.

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.

Ahead of President Donald Trump’s visit to Arizona, Rep. Greg Stanton (D-Arizona) is asking a simple question: Where is the $8 billion in coronavirus relief promised to 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.

Indian Country is still waiting on an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund promised by the U.S. government to help tribes through the COVID-19 pandemic.