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Hopi Tribe To Receive $2.4 Million In First Round Of COVID-19 Relief

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The Hopi Tribe will receive $2.4 million in COVID-19 assistance from the first round of payments from the federal CARES Act.

Tribal officials say the funds will provide assistance during the public health emergency and a portion will support welfare assistance on the reservation. The Navajo Nation, meanwhile, has confirmed it has received $600 million from the relief package.

The first round of tribal funding includes 60% of the total $8 billion approved by Congress. Several tribes, including the Navajo Nation, are suing to keep the remaining funds out of the hands of for-profit Alaska Native corporations.

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