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Tribal colleges and universities receive pandemic-related supplies


Last updated 3/27/2021 at 3:58pm

Albert Gourneau (left) and Anthony Desjarlais (right) from Turtle Mountain Community College's facilities department prepare to distribute sanitizing supplies and safety equipment at the tribal college campus in Belcourt, North Dakota.

DENVER, Colo.-The American Indian College Fund and the American Indian Higher Education Consortium are receiving $1.5M in pandemic-related supplies including hand sanitizer, disinfectant, and gloves from AT&T. Both organizations are working with AT&T to distribute the supplies to more than 20 tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) across the country. This comes as Native communities face soaring COVID-19 infection rates, rolling lockdowns are enacted on Indian reservations, and tribal community members are having difficulties accessing supplies. Native American communities suffer COVID-19...

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