FEMA is working with the Eastern Band Cherokee Indian Tribe

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Cherokee, N.C., March 19, 2013 -- Walt Kruski, a FEMA Public Assistance specialist works with representatives from the Eastern Band Cherokee Indian (EBCI) Emergency Response community attending an Applicant Kickoff meeting in Cherokee, NC. FEMA is working with the EBCI tribe and representatives from the State of North Carolina to provide services to the tribe and its' residents affected by severe storms in January.  This is the first time that a Federally recognized Native American tribe was able to apply for direct assistance from FEMA. Jesse Zimmerman, a FEMA videographer documents the meeting. Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA
Cherokee, N.C., March 19, 2013 -- Walt Kruski, a FEMA Public Assistance specialist works with representatives from the Eastern Band Cherokee Indian (EBCI) Emergency Response community attending an Applicant Kickoff meeting in Cherokee, NC. FEMA is working with the EBCI tribe and representatives from the State of North Carolina to provide services to the tribe and its' residents affected by severe storms in January. This is the first time that a Federally recognized Native American tribe was able to apply for direct assistance from FEMA. Jesse Zimmerman, a FEMA videographer documents the meeting. Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA - Location: Cherokee, NC
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