A firefighter keeps an eye on a controlled fire along a driveway being used as a fire break between houses and the main fire Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, in Okanogan, Wash. Out-of-control blazes in north-central Washington, including in the Colville Reservation, destroyed buildings. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
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In the last decade, more than 70 natural disasters have occurred on tribal lands, with some communities being hit more than once a year. According to an analysis from the Center for Public Integrity, tribal nations were on average more vulnerable than the U.S. overall during the same period, based on measures such as unemployment and income.

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Yet, in the span of one year, they receive less than half of what the Department of Homeland Security grants states for recovery efforts daily. Data from the National Congress of American Indians show that U.S. citizens receive, on average, about $26 per person, per year, from the federal government, while tribal citizens receive approximately $3 per person, per year.