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Hundreds Line Up for CARES Act Payment

By Joe Morey

News Editor


The first wave of the the Emergency Relief Payment from the CARES Act funds began today with distribution of the $1,000 payment to 2,500 adult tribal members that live on the Reservation and within Sawyer County.


The distribution started at Noon and lasts till 6:00 pm today, and will continue the same time each day this week through Saturday at the Honor the Earth Powwow grounds. By 12:30 today over 200 cars were lined up from the powwow grounds all the way down Trepania Road to the Four Corners and then continued west on Froemel Road to the college's agricultural farm.


Another line was created outside the Tribal Office where all tribal employees through tribal administration were allowed to pick up their checks.


The remaining estimated 6,000 adult tribal members and children will also receive their payment of $1,000 per adult and $500 per child but a decision on when those payments would begin hasn't been officially announced yet.