Alaska Key to Justice ‘Single’ Decision on COVID Tribal Funds


Law360 (June 28, 2021, 9:59 p.m. EDT) – The United States Supreme Court has dealt a blow to federally recognized tribes by ruling that Native Alaskan societies are entitled to hundreds of millions of dollars in ‘help COVID-19, but any broader effect may be limited by the judges’ insistence that companies are separate from sovereign governments, as well as a desire to continue to treat Alaska as a special case in the Indian law.

Judge Sonia Sotomayor wrote for a 6-3 majority on Friday, saying the NCAs can receive a portion of the $ 8 billion in tribal government funding under the Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act. coronavirus, because they meet the definition of the law of “Indian tribe”, which …

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