Cherokee Nation To Distribute Relief Money To Its Citizens

Saturday, May 22nd 2021, 6:46 pm
By: News On 6

TULSA, Oklahoma -

The Cherokee Nation said it will give each of its citizens $2,000 in COVID-19 relief money.

The money is part of a $1.8-billion dollar COVID-19 recovery fun through President Biden's "American Rescue Plan Act." Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. says the money will be given to the citizens through two $1,000 payments over two years.

The other recovery funds will also go toward Cherokee-owned businesses, tribal healthcare services, and education support.