From Native News Online, here. A quote:
Currently the bill applies to forty eight different tribes, all of which have historic ties to Colorado, but were relocated to Wyoming and other states. Currently 27 percent of American Indian households are living below the federally recognized poverty level, according to recent data from the US Census Bureau.
“Many of these young people could be contributing to our state’s economy and aren’t,” Salazar said. “I’m happy that a bipartisan group of my colleagues agree that this will attract talented students to Colorado’s higher education institutions and address the economic hardships that are being experienced by American Indian families.”
The bill can be seen here.
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