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With the threat of another shutdown looming, tribal leaders are supporting legislation they hope will protect their communities from the drama and disorder in the nation's capital.
Nine people have admitted they misused health care funds that were provided to Omaha Tribe.
A leader on the Navajo Nation is being accused of misusing $6 million in settlement funds, losing $1 million in the process.
New leadership is coming to the Department of Health and Human Services but it's not for one of the most important positions in Indian Country.
Eight current and former leaders of the Omaha Tribe are headed to trials in connection with the theft of federal health funds.
Alex Azar, a pharmaceutical executive, served in top leadership posts at the department in George W. Bush administration, an era of resistance to Indian health care.
Each member will receive about $1,400 from the tribe's share of the Ramah contract support costs settlement.
Nearly 700 tribes and tribal organizations across the nation will share in the $940 million settlement.
The Wyoming tribe is looking for additional sources of funding due to shortfalls in an Indian Health Service contract.
Several council members and some employees received $389,000 in 'incentive' payments that are now being questioned.
A record four Indian law cases were on the docket and tribes are still waiting for a decision a closely-watched jurisdiction dispute.
Merrick Garland of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals participated in a contract support costs case that was decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in January.
The money comes from a $940 settlement between the Bureau of Indian Affairs and nearly 700 tribes and tribal organizations.
For decades, tribes were shortchanged of the additional costs they incur when they enter into self-determination contracts to manage federal programs.
The Quinault Nation, the Yakama Nation and the Colville Tribes will be receiving checks in the coming months.
Nearly 600 tribes and tribal organizations will receive a share of the settlement to address shortfalls in self-determination contracts at the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
The agency would see a record $6.6 million in funding under the last budget of President Barack Obama's administration.
The request includes $278 million for contract support costs and $138.3 million for Indian school construction.
Attorney Brian Pierson looks at the U.S. Supreme Court decision in a contract support costs case that went against the Menominee Nation.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously that a tribe has six years from the time a claim for self-determination contract support costs first arises to present the claim to a governmental agency allegedly owing it reimbursement for those costs.
Of the $100 million going to tribes and tribal organizations in Alaska, the Tanana Chiefs Conference will receive nearly $11.8 million, the largest amount in the state.
The case presents the latest installment of a longstanding dispute over the obligation of the federal government to make payments to the numerous Native American tribes affected by the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act.
By a unanimous vote, the justices held that the tribe waited too long to pursue certain claims against the Indian Health Service.
The settlement will benefit 699 tribes and tribal organizations that were shortchanged by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
The Menominee Nation faced some skeptical questions as the justices heard their third contract support costs case in a decade.
The payment would cover the shortfalls -- otherwise known as contract support costs -- from the tribe's self-determination contracts with the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Indian Country owes a debt of gratitude to these devoted tribal leaders and legal servants. Hats off to the Ramah Navaho Chapter, our brethren, the Oglala Sioux, and the Zuni who led the fight, not giving up or compromising.
After nearly 25 years of litigation, the proposed settlement requires the Department of the Interior to pay $940 million to resolve more than 600 tribes and tribal entities' claims for shortfalls in contract support costs funding.
A contract support costs case will be heard on December 1 and a tribal jurisdiction case will be heard December 7.
The Oglala Sioux Tribe is set to receive the largest amount of any tribe in the northern plains – just under $12.9 million for the contract support costs settlement.
Hopes for the reburial of the legendary athlete Jim Thorpe, who was a member of the Sac and Fox Nation, have been dashed by the high court.
The high court's October 2015 term is shaping up to be a busy and potentially dangerous one for Indian Country.
Cases affecting the boundary of the Omaha Reservation, the immunity of the Kialegee Tribal Town and the repatriation of Olympic athlete Jim Thorpe are among those being reviewed.
A class action lawsuit filed by the Ramah Navajo Chapter, Zuni Pueblo and the Oglala Sioux Tribe has finally been resolved.
The justices agreed to resolve a self-determination dispute that will affect how much the Indian Health Service owes to tribes.
The Menominee Nation and the Department of Justice are seeking to resolve a conflict that affects self-determination contracts nationwide.
The Office of Management and Budget is calling for more funding for the Indian Health Service and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
The physician, who is a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, was the first woman to lead the Indian Health Service.
Contract support costs, the Violence Against Women Act and Supreme Court litigation were some of highlights from the second day of the meeting in Washington, D.C.
Contract support costs are critical to the administration of Indian Health Service and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
A divided government in Washington, legislative priorities for tribal programs and compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act were some of the key issues.
The tribe is accusing the Indian Health Service of underfunding a self-determination contract.
Yvette Roubideaux will serve as a senior advisor while her official confirmation as director is sorted out.
The Obama administration is asking Congress to fund contract support costs on a permanent basis.
The budget seeks $2.9 billion for the agency, or $323.5 million above the 2015 level.
The time has come to fund tribal contract support costs from the mandatory federal spending accounts of the federal government.
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At a recent meeting of the Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association (GPTCA) in Rapid City, tribal leaders met to discuss strategies for a 'consultation' with the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium are testing out a program that basically provides insurance for free.
So far, the agency has paid $449 million to settle long-running disputes over self-determination contracts.
Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) explains why he's introducing legislation to ensure tribes receive full contract support costs for their self-determination contracts.
SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium was underpaid on contracts from 1999 to 2013.
Taking a step towards holding the federal government accountable, the Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association is calling out the United States, Administration and Congress.
The tribe won a unanimous decision from the Supreme Court in 2005.
Settlement is the largest single payout reached with the Indian Health Service.
Attorney Michael Gross calls for a permanent solution to protect self-determination and contract support costs.