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NVTV – Jorge Lopez, TANF (Executive Director)

Cihuapilli Rose Amador and Sundust Martinez interviews Jorge Lopez, TANF (Executive Director) on Native Voice TV.

Lopez gives an overview of the current ‘Temporary Assistance for Needy Families’ (TANF) city and state locations and its TANF’s mission.

TANF began by a Congressional Act of 1996. It gives ‘Federally Recognized Tribes’ the authority to independently design, adminster and operate their own Tribal ‘TANF‘ programs.

Lopez speaks of the many ways Indigenous Tribes are helping families and children from their own Tribal cultural ways to achieve self-sufficiency. Below is a link to the 2014 TANF ‘Case Load’ Reports and other resources:

Fresno (CMAC 93) Educational Channel 93
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