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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit ruled this afternoon that Alaska Native Corporations are not eligible to share in $8 billion of relief funding for tribal governments under Title V of the CARES Act.  

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TULSA — A federal judge issued a final judgment in favor of a group of Oklahoma tribes that have been locked in an ongoing battle with Gov. Kevin Stitt over tribal gaming compacts.    

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WASHINGTON — A group of federally recognized tribes sued the Trump Administration on Wednesday over construction of the U.S.-Mexico border wall, saying the controversial barrier impinges on tribal members’ ability to practice their religious beliefs and cultural traditions. 

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WASHINGTON – A bipartisan bill to cut red tape and allow American Indian tribes to become more self-reliant passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday, clearing a path for it to be signed into law by President Donald Trump.

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WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma lawsuit that alleged the Department of Treasury had arbitrarily withheld millions of dollars in emergency funding due to the tribe under the CARES Act.  

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WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Tuesday filed a response to the lawsuit filed on June 25, 2020 by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe (Tribe) against President Donald Trump and 10 other members of his administration, including Mark Meadows, the White House chief of staff; David Bernhardt, secretary of the Interior; Tara MacLean Sweeney, assistant secretary-Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior; and Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator.

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The Navajo Nation joined a federal lawsuit on Tuesday against the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Commerce. 

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt signed Secretary’s Order 3384 (Order) on Tuesday that established the Bureau of Trust Funds Management.

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PHOENIX — Four Directions, a national American Indian voting rights organization, assisted six Navajo citizens in filing a voting rights complaint last week in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona in order to secure equal access to absentee voting by mail.

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TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Cherokee citizen Shawna Baker is the newest member of the Cherokee Nation Supreme Court. She was sworn into office on Thursday, Aug. 27.