Cherokee Nation approves $2,000 stimulus payments to its citizens

The Associated Press - May 29, 2021 8:03 am

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — Nearly 400,000 Cherokee Nation citizens will receive $2,000 lump-sum payments as part of the Oklahoma-based tribe’s share of President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act.

Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. signed legislation on Thursday authorizing the direct payments to each of the tribe’s 392,832 citizens. The tribe’s governing council voted 16-1 to authorize the payments.

The direct payments represent a little over 43% of the $1.8 billion provided to the Cherokee Nation through President Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act.


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