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Native Sun News Today: Alaska Native corporations to garner tribal pandemic relief
Native Sun News Today: Alaska Native corporations to garner tribal pandemic relief (July 6, 2020)

A federal judge has cleared the way for Alaska Native corporations to receive shares of an $8 billion COVID-19 relief fund that was designated for tribal governments.


Republican lawmaker finds way to blame tribes for Trump's delay in COVID-19 relief
Republican lawmaker finds way to blame tribes for Trump's delay in COVID-19 relief (July 2, 2020)

A bitter dispute over $8 billion in COVID-19 relief for Indian Country continues to simmer on Capitol Hill, with some lawmakers blaming tribes for the Trump administration's mismanagement of the much-needed funds.


'Left out and left behind': Trump administration faces questions about COVID-19 in Indian Country
'Left out and left behind': Trump administration faces questions about COVID-19 in Indian Country (July 1, 2020)

The Trump administration's COVID-19 response efforts in Indian Country are back in the spotlight again on Capitol Hill.


Judge deals major blow to tribes in dispute over delayed COVID-19 relief
Judge deals major blow to tribes in dispute over delayed COVID-19 relief (June 29, 2020)

A federal judge has handed the Trump administration a much-needed victory for its coronavirus response efforts, ruling that Alaska Native corporations are entitled to shares of an $8 billion COVID-19 relief fund.


Native Sun News Today: Tribes obtain another court order for delayed pandemic relief
Native Sun News Today: Tribes obtain another court order for delayed pandemic relief (June 26, 2020)

It took over 80 days for the Trump administration to deliver the full COVID-19 relief promised to tribal governments.


Cronkite News: Case numbers shatter daily record set four days earlier
Cronkite News: Case numbers shatter daily record set four days earlier (June 18, 2020)

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Arizona are on the rise, following the state's decision to life stay-at-home orders.


'We got these monies late': Trump administration makes tribes wait more than 80 days for full COVID-19 relief
'We got these monies late': Trump administration makes tribes wait more than 80 days for full COVID-19 relief (June 17, 2020)

It's taken over 80 days, numerous lawsuits and public pressure for the Trump administration to pay tribal nations the COVID-19 relief they were promised by the federal government.


'Patently unfair': Judge won't let Trump administration delay COVID-19 relief again
'Patently unfair': Judge won't let Trump administration delay COVID-19 relief again (June 12, 2020)

Tribes will finally see the rest of their payments from the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund after the Trump administration tried to delay the money by playing divide and conquer.


Treasury in spotlight as tribes await COVID-19 relief promised months ago
Treasury in spotlight as tribes await COVID-19 relief promised months ago (June 10, 2020)

With tribes still waiting on COVID-19 payments by the federal government, Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin is appearing before Congress to discuss the Trump administration's response to the crisis.


Native Sun News Today: Pandemic consolation prize: View from Indian Country
Native Sun News Today: Pandemic consolation prize: View from Indian Country (June 9, 2020)

Some residents of Indian Country are still waiting on coronavirus stimulus checks promised by the federal government.


'An utter disaster': Trump administration threatens to deny COVID-19 funds to tribes
'An utter disaster': Trump administration threatens to deny COVID-19 funds to tribes (June 4, 2020)

Some tribes will lose out on millions of dollars in additional COVID-19 relief because the Trump administration is cutting them off.


'Incompetence': Trump administration warns of delayed COVID-19 relief for tribes
'Incompetence': Trump administration warns of delayed COVID-19 relief for tribes (June 2, 2020)

From missed deadlines to a massive data breach, the Trump administration's handling of an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund promised to tribes has been one big mess.


'Absolutely maddening': Trump administration falters on coronavirus relief promised to tribes
'Absolutely maddening': Trump administration falters on coronavirus relief promised to tribes (May 29, 2020)

It was a federal judge's mistake but it forced the Trump administration into disclosing the troubles tribes are facing as they seek the COVID-19 funds they were promised two months ago.


Report: Treasury formula for COVID-19 funding shortchanges some tribes
Report: Treasury formula for COVID-19 funding shortchanges some tribes (May 26, 2020)

Arizona tribes were among those who could get too much – or too little – COVID-19 relief from the Trump administration.


Native Sun News Today: Pandemic consolation prize: View from Indian Country
Native Sun News Today: Pandemic consolation prize: View from Indian Country (May 26, 2020)

Kim Daniels’ long wait for a coronavirus stimulus check has been frustrating for the 59-year-old Lakota grandmother.


Native Sun News Today: Tribal lawsuits force government to turn over 60 percent of Covid-19 money
Native Sun News Today: Tribal lawsuits force government to turn over 60 percent of Covid-19 money (May 20, 2020)

After tribal governments sued the Treasury Department for withholding COVID-19 relief money promised by Congress, the Trump administration announced the release of 60 percent of the $8 billion fund.


'Frustrating': Indian Country forced to wait again for coronavirus relief
'Frustrating': Indian Country forced to wait again for coronavirus relief (May 19, 2020)

Tribal nations are still jumping through bureaucratic hoops in order to secure the full $8 billion in COVID-19 relief that was promised more than seven weeks ago.


'Arbitrary and capricious': Study casts doubt on Trump administration's COVID-19 payments to tribes
'Arbitrary and capricious': Study casts doubt on Trump administration's COVID-19 payments to tribes (May 18, 2020)

As tribes continue to fight for the $8 billion in coronavirus relief they were promised more than seven weeks ago, new research is casting doubt on the accuracy and fairness of the Trump administration's handling of the fund.


Chuck Hoskin: Essential relief dollars finally come to Indian Country
Chuck Hoskin: Essential relief dollars finally come to Indian Country (May 18, 2020)

After much debate, media scrutiny and a national lawsuit, the Treasury Department is finally distributing coronavirus relief funds to tribal governments, but it is far from payment in full, as promised.


'We waited for weeks': Tribal governments in line for additional coronavirus relief
'We waited for weeks': Tribal governments in line for additional coronavirus relief (May 12, 2020)

As tribal nations continue to fight for the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund promised to them more than a month ago, Democrats in Congress are making good on pledges to provide more resources to the first Americans.


Trump's transparency? Coronavirus relief formula subject of intense discussion in Indian Country
Trump's transparency? Coronavirus relief formula subject of intense discussion in Indian Country (May 8, 2020)

Ever since the Trump administration began consultation on the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund promised to tribal governments more than a month ago, one of the biggest questions on Indian Country's mind has been the distribution formula.


Donovan White: Respect Native people, Native nations, and Indian sovereignty
Donovan White: Respect Native people, Native nations, and Indian sovereignty (May 7, 2020)

Indian nations and tribes are the original American sovereigns. Our Creator blessed us with life and liberty.


Coronavirus relief funds finally going out to Indian Country after long wait
Coronavirus relief funds finally going out to Indian Country after long wait (May 7, 2020)

The federal government has so far distributed about $3.4 billion in long-awaited coronavirus relief funds to tribal nations, more than a month after delays placed the Trump administration at the center of yet another COVID-19 controversy.


'A slap in the face for Indian Country': Tribes decry Trump administration's delay in $8 billion in coronavirus relief
'A slap in the face for Indian Country': Tribes decry Trump administration's delay in $8 billion in coronavirus relief (May 6, 2020)

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.


Trump heads to Native American roundtable amid heat on $8 billion in coronavirus relief
Trump heads to Native American roundtable amid heat on $8 billion in coronavirus relief (May 5, 2020)

President Donald Trump is preparing to take credit for releasing the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund that his own administration has held up for more than a month, helping a vulnerable Republican along the way.


'We need to do more for our tribes': $8 billion in coronavirus relief missing in action
'We need to do more for our tribes': $8 billion in coronavirus relief missing in action (April 30, 2020)

With yet another deadline looming, concerns are growing in Indian Country and on Capitol Hill about the fate of an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund promised to tribal governments.


'He got demoted': Trump administration moves Indian Country official out of White House
'He got demoted': Trump administration moves Indian Country official out of White House (April 29, 2020)

Tribal leaders are once again questioning the Trump administration's commitment to their people, with the official who has been working on Indian Country issues being moved out of the White House in the middle of a pandemic.


Judge sides with tribal governments in first round of $8 billion coronavirus dispute
Judge sides with tribal governments in first round of $8 billion coronavirus dispute (April 28, 2020)

Tribal leaders and their advocates are celebrating after securing an initial victory against the Trump administration over its handling of an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund promised to their governments.


Indian Country set for historic showdown in fight for $8 billion in COVID-19 relief
Indian Country set for historic showdown in fight for $8 billion in COVID-19 relief (April 23, 2020)

With the coronavirus continuing to exact a heavy toll on the first Americans, a historic showdown is taking place in federal court as Indian Country fights over the future of an $8 billion COVID-19 relief fund promised to tribal governments.


Indian Country awaits decision on $8 billion in coronavirus relief money
Indian Country awaits decision on $8 billion in coronavirus relief money (April 21, 2020)

With just days left before an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund is supposed to go out to Indian Country, the Trump administration has yet to decide how to distribute the much-needed money.


8 billion questions
8 billion questions (April 20, 2020)

The $8 billion tribal relief fund could be gone soon. Based on the leaking of sensitive information, it’s clear the pool will be far short of what’s needed.


'Broken promises': Tribes decry leak of private data from $8 billion coronavirus relief fund
'Broken promises': Tribes decry leak of private data from $8 billion coronavirus relief fund (April 20, 2020)

An investigation by Indianz.Com shows the White House was one of the first recipients of sensitive information on nearly 700 tribes and Native entities.


Alaska Native corporations outpace tribes in race for $8 billion in coronavirus relief
Alaska Native corporations outpace tribes in race for $8 billion in coronavirus relief (April 17, 2020)

Alaska Native corporations were among the first in line for an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund, preliminary data obtained by Indianz.Com shows, confirming fears of tribes in the lower 48 about for-profit entities receiving a share of money promised to their governments.


'A robbery happening in broad daylight': Indian Country in revolt over $8 billion coronavirus fund
'A robbery happening in broad daylight': Indian Country in revolt over $8 billion coronavirus fund (April 16, 2020)

Furor is growing among Indian nations in the lower 48 as the Trump administration refuses to change course on what one prominent leader calls a 'robbery happening in broad daylight.'


Alaska Native corporations in line for billions in coronavirus relief promised to tribes
Alaska Native corporations in line for billions in coronavirus relief promised to tribes (April 14, 2020)

With a major assist from the Trump administration, Alaska Native corporations are poised to claim a large share of an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund despite not being tribal governments.


Tribes rush to respond to new coronavirus emergency created by Trump administration
Tribes rush to respond to new coronavirus emergency created by Trump administration (April 13, 2020)

As tribes work day and night to protect their already vulnerable communities from the deadly coronavirus, a new crisis has emerged from the Trump administration.


'Overwhelming' demand on first day of $349 billion small-business aid program
'Overwhelming' demand on first day of $349 billion small-business aid program (April 6, 2020)

Banks and small businesses reported an overwhelming volume of calls and some confusion as the Small Business Administration launched the first phase of the $2 trillion economic stimulus package in the face of COVID-19.


'We need the money right now': Tribes await billions of dollars in coronavirus relief
'We need the money right now': Tribes await billions of dollars in coronavirus relief (April 1, 2020)

With the number of COVID-19 cases in Indian Country continuing to rise, the Trump administration is embarking on the most consequential tribal consultation in recent history.


Economic stimulus bill stalls in Senate, as Democrats, Republicans feud
Economic stimulus bill stalls in Senate, as Democrats, Republicans feud (March 24, 2020)

The Senate deadlocked for a second day on more than $1 trillion in proposed support for an economy buffeted by coronavirus, as Democrats said the bill gives too much to corporations and Republicans accuse Democrats of making it a liberal wish list.


'I send on a little Indian boy': Andrew Jackson's history of taking Indian children
'I send on a little Indian boy': Andrew Jackson's history of taking Indian children (June 17, 2019)

As he was waging war on the Creek Nation, Andrew Jackson sent three Creek children to live at his family home and plantation.


Indian Affairs hearing turns into Trump administration apology tour
Indian Affairs hearing turns into Trump administration apology tour (April 11, 2019)

A hearing on community development in Indian Country turned into an apology tour for the Trump administration as a slate of officials were forced to explain why they turned in their testimony late.


Twitter Recap: Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing with Trump administration
Twitter Recap: Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing with Trump administration (April 10, 2019)

Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Tara Sweeney made her first appearance before Congress and had to apologize for being late with her testimony.


National Congress of American Indians adds more speakers for big meeting in D.C.
National Congress of American Indians adds more speakers for big meeting in D.C. (February 8, 2018)

The National Congress of American Indians is finalizing the schedule for its big meeting in Washington, D.C., next week.


Democrats force a delay in vote on President Trump's tribal jurisdiction foe
Democrats force a delay in vote on President Trump's tribal jurisdiction foe (January 31, 2017)

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) has refused to say whether he will defend the tribal jurisdiction provisions of the Violence Against Women Act.


Bill to exempt tribes from Affordable Care Act mandate draws fire
Bill to exempt tribes from Affordable Care Act mandate draws fire (June 21, 2016)

A bill to exempt tribes from providing health coverage to their employees is moving forward on Capitol Hill amid opposition from Democrats.


Symbol of Indian genocide will be removed from $20 bill after all
Symbol of Indian genocide will be removed from $20 bill after all (April 20, 2016)

As president, Andrew Jackson led the forced removal of Indian nations from their homelands in the Southeast.


Bureau of Indian Affairs official admits no progress on dam backlog
Bureau of Indian Affairs official admits no progress on dam backlog (April 15, 2016)

Director Mike Black admits latest budget request will not resolve a long-standing maintenance backlog of dams in Indian Country.


Sen. Lankford calls for removal of Andrew Jackson from $20 bill
Sen. Lankford calls for removal of Andrew Jackson from $20 bill (January 21, 2016)

The resolution cites the forced relocation of tribes from the southeastern United States during the tenure of the former president.


Choctaw Nation and Chickasaw Nation celebrate trust settlement
Choctaw Nation and Chickasaw Nation celebrate trust settlement (October 8, 2015)

The two Oklahoma tribes will receive a total of $186 million to settle trust mismanagement claims against the federal government.


Secretary Jewell heads to Oklahoma for tribal trust settlement
Secretary Jewell heads to Oklahoma for tribal trust settlement (October 5, 2015)

The Choctaw Nation and the Chickasaw Nation agreed to accept $186 million to settle a trust mismanagement lawsuit they filed in 2005.


Oklahoma tribes settle trust mismanagement lawsuit for $186M
Oklahoma tribes settle trust mismanagement lawsuit for $186M (September 28, 2015)

The Choctaw Nation will receive $139.5 million and the Chickasaw Nation will receive $46.5 million to resolve a lawsuit filed in 2005.


Final guidance issued on taxation of tribal per capita payments
Final guidance issued on taxation of tribal per capita payments (September 18, 2015)

The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service issued final guidance after extensive consultation in Indian Country


Ross Coen: Elizabeth Peratrovich remains a true Native hero
Ross Coen: Elizabeth Peratrovich remains a true Native hero (August 18, 2015)

Elizabeth Peratrovich is remembered today for her role in the passage of the Anti-Discrimination Act of 1945.


Opinion: Andrew Jackson should be the one who faces removal
Opinion: Andrew Jackson should be the one who faces removal (August 17, 2015)

Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act of 1830, which forced American Indian tribes to leave their homes and property in southern states to make way for white settlers and cotton.


Poll shows support for placing image of Sacagawea on $10 bill
Poll shows support for placing image of Sacagawea on $10 bill (August 6, 2015)

The Lemhi Shoshone woman who assisted the Lewis and Clark expedition came in third in a national survey.


Tribal lenders praise Treasury Department study of industry
Tribal lenders praise Treasury Department study of industry (July 20, 2015)

The Native American Financial Services Association represents tribes with online lending operations.


Treasury Department seeks comments about online lending
Treasury Department seeks comments about online lending (July 17, 2015)

Tribes have attracted nationwide attention by establishing online lending operations on their lands.


Editorial: A woman belongs on $20 bill instead of Andrew Jackson
Editorial: A woman belongs on $20 bill instead of Andrew Jackson (July 6, 2015)

Andrew Jackson was a slave owner whose decisions annihilated American Indian tribes of the Southeast.


Treasury Department announces plan to put woman on $10 bill
Treasury Department announces plan to put woman on $10 bill (June 18, 2015)

The Women on 20s group drew national attention to the lack of a woman on any of the nation's paper currency.


Senate committee focuses on access to capital in Indian Country
Senate committee focuses on access to capital in Indian Country (June 18, 2015)

Funding for the loan guarantee program at the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the community development financial institutions fund at the Department of Treasury remains low.