Gaming Tribes Battle Alaska, Interior Department Over Coronavirus Funding

  • Alaska tribal entities could receive between 25 percent and 50 percent of federal pandemic aid for Indian Country
  • Tribal gaming lobbyists blame assistant secretary of Indian affairs and Alaska delegation for disproportionate federal financial aid
  • Small Business Administration revises guidelines on forgivable loans for gaming companies, but AGA calls them a 'half-measure'  

The tribal gaming industry is waging an intense lobbying campaign against the assistant secretary of Indian affairs and the Alaska congressional delegation over the distribution of federal financial aid to cope with the coronavirus pandemic.

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