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Tribal Governments To Begin Receiving Some CARES Act Funds

Tribes all over the nation will start receiving more than half of the $8 billion dollars in relief funds under the CARES Act. That's according to a statement from the U.S. Treasury Department.

This comes eight days after a federal judge issued a temporary injunction saying that Alaska Native Corporations weren't eligible to receive money from the CARES Act.

"Tribal governments have been on the front lines of the COVID-19 public health response, suffered crippling economic effects and deserve to join states and other governments in COVID-19 recovery funds," Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. said in a statement.

The Cherokee Nation was part of a multi-tribe lawsuit that filed suit against the federal government to get them to release the funds to tribal governments.

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