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For American Indian tribes, shutdown's effects could linger despite government reopening
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, October 17, 2013 4:27 PM EDT
American Indian leaders say disruptions to some services for the elderly and other needy reservation residents could linger despite the end of the government shutdown.
On Montana's Crow Reservation, officials say about 30 home health providers remain furloughed with no word on when they might return to work.
Others hope to regain stability more quickly.
California's Yurock Tribe expects to have 60 furloughed workers back on the job within 48 hours. Montana's Fort Belknap Reservation plans to take a $2 million loan to cover costs for social programs that continued through the shutdown.