Courts Give Tribes Big Wins Against Trump Administration

Courts Give Tribes Big Wins Against Trump Administration

On Tuesday, a federal judge in Washinton ordered the Treasury Department to disburse the $679 million in COVID relief funding the agency had set aside for certain Alaskan native businesses while awaiting a decision in another case to determine whether those businesses, which are not tribal governments, are eligible for the funding.  In addition, an appeals court in Washington invalidated the final oil and gas leases on Blackfeet Tribe sacred lands in Montana’s Badger-Two Medicine region adjacent to Glacier National Park.

Why This Matters: Native American tribal governments must be treated fairly under the law.

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