U.S. Department of Interior

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 The U.S. Treasury Department says it's unsure it will be able to disburse $8 billion in coronavirus relief funds to Native American tribes by a Sunday deadline.

Calls for the U.S. Interior Department to close Grand Canyon National Park amid the COVID-19 outbreak are increasing from some members of Congress.

Coconino County

The Coconino County Board of Supervisors is urging Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to close Grand Canyon National Park to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Ryan Heinsius / KNAU

The Mohave County Board of Supervisors has unanimously voted in support of expanded mining on lands adjacent to the Grand Canyon. They say a federal ban on new uranium claims has hurt the area’s economic prospects. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


Office of Navajo Nation Scholarship and Financial Assistance

For the third year in a row the Trump administration has proposed eliminating funding for a Native American college scholarship program. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the fund gives assistance to thousands of tribal students across the country.


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