Richmond Times-Dispatch

Most of Navajo tribe asks for relief from pandemic

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — About three-quarters of Navajos enrolled with the tribe have applied for financial assistance due to the coronaviru­s pandemic.

The deadline to file an applicatio­n is Monday. Already, more than 240,000 have been submitted online or on paper, the Navajo Nation Office of the Controller said.

The tribe has about 327,000 members, making it one of the largest of the 574 federally recognized tribes in the U.S. It has about $90 million available for hardship assistance that comes from the Navajo Nation’s share of a federal coronaviru­s relief package.

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