DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- White Earth Band adult members will each receive a $500 COVID-19 relief assistance payment, according to a White Earth news release.

The White Earth Tribal Council unanimously agreed July 23 to provide more than $8.3 million for the one-time payments.

The resolution offers direct financial support, in the form of a single $500 payment, to any qualifying enrolled White Earth members older than 18 who have endured a hardship during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Full details and the application to request the $500 payment is available on the White Earth website,

The White Earth Reservation was awarded more than $29 million in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act earlier in the year.

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