Supreme Court Rules in Favor of AK Native Companies

Court’s opinion allows ANCs to receive CARES Act funding.

On Friday, the Supreme Court ruled in a 6-3 decision that Alaskan Native Corporations (ANCs) are legally considered “Indian tribes” under federal law. Thus, they are eligible to receive a portion of $8 billion in funding under the coronavirus relief bill. Native tribes from the lower 48 states had argued that ANCs should be excluded from receiving CARES act aid.

The Alaska Native Village Corporation Association (ANVCA), which gave arguments on behalf of ANCs in the case, is one of the many organizations that will benefit from the outcome. “We are pleased to see the court affirm Alaska Native corporations’ eligibility for CARES Act funds to help our people and communities recover from the devastating effects of COVID-19,” they stated.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the distribution of the CARES Act resources to benefit Alaskan Natives and help them recover from the pandemic.
  • That the justices of the Supreme Court would seek God’s guidance as they deliberate cases.
  • For legal integrity to align with God’s plan and purpose for this nation.

Sources: The Hill, NPR


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