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Judge sides with Alaska Native corporations in dispute with tribes over $8 billion federal aid program

Jun 27, 2020 - The Miami Herald

ANCHORAGE, Alaska A federal judge has ruled that Alaska Native corporations are eligible to share in the $8 billion aid package Congress provided to tribes to combat the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Friday decision is a loss for a group of tribes, including some in Alaska, that sued in April. They argued that the for-profit corporations do not meet the definition of "Indian tribe" in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, approved by Congress...