Stories tagged: "tribes"

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Tribes Are Finally Going to Get the $700 Million They Were Promised

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.

Tribes Are Finally Getting Virus Relief Money. They Say It’s ‘Woefully Inadequate’

Payments totaling $4.8 billion will go to tribes over the next several days, and further payments will go out later, the Treasury Department said.

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Tribes: Why Is a For-Profit Alaska Native Corporation Getting Coronavirus Relief?

The corporations are unique to Alaska and own most Native lands in the state under a 1971 settlement but are not tribal governments.

Some Tribes’ Census Response Rates Are At or Below 1%. That’s a Big Problem.

Experts have blamed the lack of internet access in Indian Country and the arrival of the coronavirus for tribes' low Census response rates.

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Tensions Explode Over Plan To Blow Up Sacred Site For Border Wall

While contractors detonate explosives on public land, lawmakers move to lax regulations for border wall construction on private property.

Broadband In Arizona’s Rural Areas Could Soon Get A Boost Thanks To The USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing $1.6 million in a project to provide more than 1,400 rural Arizonans with high-speed broadband access.

Tribal Communities May Finally Get Access To High-Speed Internet

The FCC and Arizona Indigenous communities are working to bridge the digital divide in Indian Country.