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Economy May 05U.S. Treasury to begin distributing virus relief money to tribes
The U.S. Treasury Department says it will begin distributing billions in coronavirus relief funding to tribes. The announcement Tuesday comes more than a week after a congressional deadline to get $8 billion to tribal governments.
Nation Apr 28Tribes urge U.S. Treasury to disburse coronavirus relief funding
At least 18 tribes sued the federal government seeking to keep any portion of the $8 billion in funding allocated to tribes out of the hands of Alaska Native corporations. A judge in Washington issued a ruling late Monday to…
Politics Feb 27Warren still dogged by past claims of indigenous ancestry
The topic has haunted the Massachusetts senator even before she announced she'd seek the Democratic nomination for president.
Nation Nov 22Attorney general unveils plan to help missing Native American women
Attorney General William Barr announced a nationwide plan Friday to address the crisis of missing and slain Native American women as concerns mount over the level of violence they face.
Nation Nov 18Long-running coal plant on Navajo Nation stops production
Cheaper prices for power produced by natural gas, rather than environmental regulations, led the owners to decide in 2017 to close it.
Nation Aug 15Wet weather doesn’t end climate change risk to Colorado River
For the seven states relying on the Colorado River, climate change means a future with increasingly less water for farms and cities.
Nation Jul 22Government hospitals put Native Americans at opioid risk, audit says
A federal audit has found hospitals run by the Indian Health Service failed to follow their own protocols for prescribing and dispensing the drugs…
Nation Feb 01National parks still recovering after partial government shutdown
Many parks went unstaffed, while others had skeleton crews with local governments and nonprofits contributing money and volunteers.
Nation Oct 20Warren ancestry highlights how tribes decide membership
The clash between the Massachusetts Democratic senator and President Donald Trump over her Native American heritage highlights the varying methods tribes use to determine who belongs — a decision that has wide-ranging consequences.
Nation Mar 19Uber suspends self-driving car tests after first fatal pedestrian crash
Uber's testing was halted after police in a Phoenix suburb said one of its self-driving vehicles struck and killed a pedestrian overnight Sunday.