Cherokee Nation and Other Tribes Sue for Pandemic Relief Funds

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode undefined

  • May 6, 2020 8:00 pm
  • 10:28 mins

Guest: Chuck Hoskin, Jr. Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation The pandemic has been particularly devastating for Native American tribes that were already struggling economically and now have some of the highest infection rates in the country. Congress allocated $8 billion in aid for tribal governments, but that money has been stalled because of a dispute over whether some for-profit businesses that serve tribal villages in Alaska should receive any of the funds. On Tuesday, the US treasury Department said it will start distributing some of the pandemic relief money to tribes while a lawsuit over the Alaska Native corporations plays out.

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Guest: Kharis Templeman, Advisor to the Newly-Launched Project on Taiwan in the Indo-Pacific at The Hoover Institution, Former Program Manager of the Taiwan Democracy and Security Project, Stanford University.  Taiwan is being admired for its quick and effective response to COVID-19. With a population of 23-million, the island has had only 439 cases of the disease and just six deaths. That’s pretty incredible – especially considering Taiwan’s proximity to mainland China. So, Taiwan is taking advantage of international admiration to boost its status on the global stage – even donating millions of masks to hard-hit countries and circulating the hashtag “TaiwanCanHelp.”But China is not happy about Taiwan’s “mask diplomacy.”