May 29, 2021

Wide disparity in COVID relief to tribes


Montana’s Indian Country faced both its greatest threat and greatest opportunity of the 21st century last year.
The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic prompted Indian reservations across the state to take extreme measures to protect their populations from infection — from household lockdowns to highway roadblocks. But it also unleashed a flood of resources that may address longstanding problems.
The CARES Act approved last April included $8 billion for Native American tribes, including about $220 mi