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Hopi Chairman Timothy Nuvangyaoma was one of a number of tribal witnesses who testified Wednesday to the Senate Indian Affairs Committee about the bureaucratic hurdles tribes. (Photo/ Cronkite News)

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WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Hopi tribe told a Senate panel Oct. 25 that promises of federal funding remain just that — promises — for smaller tribes for whom the money is inaccessible because of bureaucratic and financial hurdles.

By Lux Butler, Cronkite News October 31, 2023