Shutdown cuts heap burdens on Indians
Posted: October 15, 2013 at 5:03 a.m.
CROW AGENCY, Mont. — Worlds away from Washington, Audrey Costa wondered aloud about keeping her family warm. A mother of three, she relies on lease payments from the Bureau of Indian Affairs on land owned by her family, which can run up to a few hundred dollars a year, to pay for food and electricity. But since the partial shutdown of the federal government began Oct. 1, Costa, 41, has not received a check.
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