US Interior secretary to highlight COVID-19 aid for tribes
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland is making her first official trip to her home state Tuesday to meet with Indigenous leaders.
She’ll host a roundtable discussion in New Mexico with the All Pueblo Council of Governors and other state officials.
The agenda includes the coronavirus pandemic and its devastating effects on tribal nations.
She’ll also highlight the federal government’s latest COVID-19 relief package.
Democrats have billed the money set aside for Native American communities as the country’s largest, single investment in Indian Country.
About $20 billion will go to tribal governments to keep combating the virus and to stabilize tribal safety-net programs.
This week my work at @interior brings me home to New Mexico.— Secretary Deb Haaland (@SecDebHaaland) April 5, 2021
I look forward to time with the All Pueblo Council of Governors. I’m here to listen and share about the historic investments the American Rescue Plan and the new American Jobs Plan will make in Tribal communities.