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Kansas City Region's Native Americans Are Hit Hard By The Effects Of Stay-At Home Orders

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A stone sign advertising the Golden Eagle Casino, owned and operated by the Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas
courtesy Golden Eagle Casino
The Golden Eagle Casino in Horton, Kansas, has been closed since mid-March due to a statewide stay-at-home order.

Federal aid money that has already been distributed to state and local governments throughout the country has yet to be received by tribal governments like the Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas. It's just one of many hurdles native communities are up against during the pandemic.

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