A federal judge has blocked Native regional and village corporations in Alaska from receiving part of $8 billion (dollars) in Tribal allocation in the CARES Act. The judge issued the Monday, April 27, temporary injunction against Alaska Native corporations in a lawsuit over coronavirus relief funding. ... (Read more at knba.org)
Akiak Native Community joined five other Tribal governments and filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration over funding in the CARES Act. The federal lawsuit seeks to prevent Alaska Native corporations from taking part in the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund – specifically allocated for Tribes. (Read more at knba.org)
Tripp J Crouse (Ojibwe, descendent of the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa) has worked in print journalism and broadcasting for 15-plus years, and currently represents Alaska and serves as 2019 chair of the Station Advisory Committee for Native Public Media, a national organization that offers support services to Tribal and Native public radio stations. Tripp is also a member of the Native American Journalists Association and Alaska Press Club. Prior to working at 90.3 KNBA in Anchorage, Tripp worked at KTOO in Juneau and the Quad-City Times in Davenport, Iowa.