Tribal leaders urged lawmakers to pass bills that would protect sacred sites by creating a new tribal designation and require Native input on decisions.
Department of Commerce announces $146 million in awards through the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program, with another $1 billion in funding now available.
“I think the average wait for families is around seven years,” he said, “so these are families that have been waiting and in desperate need."
The funds are part of an $8 billion pandemic relief package promised to the Tribes in late March, and were supposed to be distributed by April 26.
Arlando Teller is a member of the Navajo Nation and Arizona House of Representatives representing District 7.
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