Several Native American tribes struggling to contain the coronavirus have established highway checkpoints on their lands in “an effort to make sure travelers aren’t carrying the virus.” South Dakota’s Cheyenne River Sioux set-up check-points weeks ago, but the governor objected and asked the Trump Administration to intervene. According to a lawyer for the Cheyenne River Sioux, the White House threatened the tribe “implying that leaving the checkpoints in place could jeopardize the tribe’s coronavirus relief aid.”



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