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Budget document details cuts slated for Bureau of Indian Affairs
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Budget document details cuts slated for Bureau of Indian Affairs (June 5, 2017)
The Trump administration has finally released the 'greenbook' for the Bureau of Indian Affairs although few are happy to be reading it.

Colville Tribes agree to share settlement funds with membership
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Colville Tribes agree to share settlement funds with membership (October 6, 2016)
Each member will receive about $1,400 from the tribe's share of the Ramah contract support costs settlement.

Ramah settlement funds finally released by Obama administration
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Ramah settlement funds finally released by Obama administration (August 11, 2016)
Nearly 700 tribes and tribal organizations across the nation will share in the $940 million settlement.

Lawmakers set to take up funding bill for Indian Country programs
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Lawmakers set to take up funding bill for Indian Country programs (July 5, 2016)
The appropriations measure offers increases for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service.

Northern Arapaho Tribe asserts more control over health system
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Northern Arapaho Tribe asserts more control over health system (June 28, 2016)
The Wyoming tribe is looking for additional sources of funding due to shortfalls in an Indian Health Service contract.

Omaha Tribe cooperates with federal investigation into payments
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Omaha Tribe cooperates with federal investigation into payments (June 27, 2016)
Several council members and some employees received $389,000 in 'incentive' payments that are now being questioned.

Supreme Court enters final stretch of historic yet unusual term
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Supreme Court enters final stretch of historic yet unusual term (June 20, 2016)
A record four Indian law cases were on the docket and tribes are still waiting for a decision a closely-watched jurisdiction dispute.

Supreme Court pick puts some Indian law cases on questionnaire
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Supreme Court pick puts some Indian law cases on questionnaire (May 11, 2016)
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.

Northwest tribes receive $204M in contract support costs case
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Northwest tribes receive $204M in contract support costs case (March 29, 2016)
The money comes from a $940 settlement between the Bureau of Indian Affairs and nearly 700 tribes and tribal organizations.

Bureau of Indian Affairs develops contract support costs policy
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Bureau of Indian Affairs develops contract support costs policy (March 25, 2016)
For decades, tribes were shortchanged of the additional costs they incur when they enter into self-determination contracts to manage federal programs.

Washington tribes await shares of $940M contract support case
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Washington tribes await shares of $940M contract support case (February 26, 2016)
The Quinault Nation, the Yakama Nation and the Colville Tribes will be receiving checks in the coming months.

Tribes to receive funds from $940M contract support costs case
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Tribes to receive funds from $940M contract support costs case (February 25, 2016)
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.

President Obama seeks another increase for Indian Health Service budget
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President Obama seeks another increase for Indian Health Service budget (February 10, 2016)
The agency would see a record $6.6 million in funding under the last budget of President Barack Obama's administration.

President Obama seeks $2.9B budget for Bureau of Indian Affairs
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President Obama seeks $2.9B budget for Bureau of Indian Affairs (February 9, 2016)
The request includes $278 million for contract support costs and $138.3 million for Indian school construction.

Brian Pierson: Menominee Nation loses decision at Supreme Court
Law
Brian Pierson: Menominee Nation loses decision at Supreme Court (February 8, 2016)
Attorney Brian Pierson looks at the U.S. Supreme Court decision in a contract support costs case that went against the Menominee Nation.

Tim Evans: Menominee Nation loses contract support costs case
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Tim Evans: Menominee Nation loses contract support costs case (February 3, 2016)
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.

Alaska tribes share in $940 million Ramah contract support settlement
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Alaska tribes share in $940 million Ramah contract support settlement (January 28, 2016)
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.

Ronald Mann: Supreme Court case might hurt tribes in the future
Law
Ronald Mann: Supreme Court case might hurt tribes in the future (January 26, 2016)
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.

Menominee Nation loses contract support costs case at Supreme Court
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Menominee Nation loses contract support costs case at Supreme Court (January 25, 2016)
By a unanimous vote, the justices held that the tribe waited too long to pursue certain claims against the Indian Health Service.

Judge finalizes $940M Ramah contract support costs settlement
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Judge finalizes $940M Ramah contract support costs settlement (January 21, 2016)
The settlement will benefit 699 tribes and tribal organizations that were shortchanged by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Supreme Court takes up first Indian law case of October 2015 term
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Supreme Court takes up first Indian law case of October 2015 term (December 4, 2015)
The Menominee Nation faced some skeptical questions as the justices heard their third contract support costs case in a decade.

Colville Tribes expect to see $13.3M from Ramah settlement
Law
Colville Tribes expect to see $13.3M from Ramah settlement (November 17, 2015)
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.

Clara Caufield: Ramah settlement offers hope to Indian Country
Law | Opinion
Clara Caufield: Ramah settlement offers hope to Indian Country (October 20, 2015)
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.

James Meggesto: Deadline in $940M contract support cost case
Law
James Meggesto: Deadline in $940M contract support cost case (October 13, 2015)
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.

Supreme Court schedules oral arguments in two Indian law cases
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Supreme Court schedules oral arguments in two Indian law cases (October 12, 2015)
A contract support costs case will be heard on December 1 and a tribal jurisdiction case will be heard December 7.

Lakota Country Times: Tribes receive $940M in Ramah settlement
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Lakota Country Times: Tribes receive $940M in Ramah settlement (October 7, 2015)
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.

Supreme Court rejects petitions in four more Indian law cases
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Supreme Court rejects petitions in four more Indian law cases (October 5, 2015)
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.

Supreme Court agrees to hear Omaha Reservation boundary case
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Supreme Court agrees to hear Omaha Reservation boundary case (October 2, 2015)
The high court's October 2015 term is shaping up to be a busy and potentially dangerous one for Indian Country.

Supreme Court considers petitions in slew of Indian law cases
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Supreme Court considers petitions in slew of Indian law cases (September 22, 2015)
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.

Obama settles long-running tribal contract support costs cases
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Obama settles long-running tribal contract support costs cases (September 17, 2015)
A class action lawsuit filed by the Ramah Navajo Chapter, Zuni Pueblo and the Oglala Sioux Tribe has finally been resolved.

Supreme Court adds second Indian law case to upcoming term
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Supreme Court adds second Indian law case to upcoming term (June 30, 2015)
The justices agreed to resolve a self-determination dispute that will affect how much the Indian Health Service owes to tribes.

Supreme Court considers petition in contract support cost case
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Supreme Court considers petition in contract support cost case (June 26, 2015)
The Menominee Nation and the Department of Justice are seeking to resolve a conflict that affects self-determination contracts nationwide.

White House threatens veto of funding bill for Indian programs
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White House threatens veto of funding bill for Indian programs (June 24, 2015)
The House is scheduled to take up the fiscal year 2016 Interior appropriations bill on Thursday.

White House questions 'misplaced priorities' in appropriations bill
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White House questions 'misplaced priorities' in appropriations bill (June 16, 2015)
The Office of Management and Budget is calling for more funding for the Indian Health Service and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Yvette Roubideaux to leave Obama administration after six years
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Yvette Roubideaux to leave Obama administration after six years (June 2, 2015)
The physician, who is a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, was the first woman to lead the Indian Health Service.

Updates from day 2 of National Congress of American Indians winter session
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Updates from day 2 of National Congress of American Indians winter session (February 26, 2015)
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.

Donna Ennis: Obama budget supports tribal self-determination
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Donna Ennis: Obama budget supports tribal self-determination (February 26, 2015)
Contract support costs are critical to the administration of Indian Health Service and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Updates from National Congress of American Indians winter session in DC
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Updates from National Congress of American Indians winter session in DC (February 25, 2015)
A divided government in Washington, legislative priorities for tribal programs and compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act were some of the key issues.

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe files suit over contract support costs
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Saginaw Chippewa Tribe files suit over contract support costs (February 13, 2015)
The tribe is accusing the Indian Health Service of underfunding a self-determination contract.

Robert McSwain named acting director of Indian Health Service
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Robert McSwain named acting director of Indian Health Service (February 10, 2015)
Yvette Roubideaux will serve as a senior advisor while her official confirmation as director is sorted out.

Indian Health Service tops $5B mark with new budget proposal
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Indian Health Service tops $5B mark with new budget proposal (February 2, 2015)
The Obama administration is asking Congress to fund contract support costs on a permanent basis.

Obama requests big increase in Bureau of Indian Affairs budget
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Obama requests big increase in Bureau of Indian Affairs budget (February 2, 2015)
The budget seeks $2.9 billion for the agency, or $323.5 million above the 2015 level.

Ron Allen: Mandatory funding needed for contract support costs
Opinion
Ron Allen: Mandatory funding needed for contract support costs (December 29, 2014)
The time has come to fund tribal contract support costs from the mandatory federal spending accounts of the federal government.

Sen. Mark Begich: Moving forward for the first people of Alaska
Opinion | Politics
Sen. Mark Begich: Moving forward for the first people of Alaska (November 20, 2014)
Outgoing Senator: When Alaska Natives thrive, all of Alaska reaps the rewards.

Mark Trahant: Alaska Senate race is a real test of Native policy
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Mark Trahant: Alaska Senate race is a real test of Native policy (October 29, 2014)
Alaska is a case in point where misleading ads about character are common.

Native Sun News: Tribes walk out of contract support cost meeting
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Native Sun News: Tribes walk out of contract support cost meeting (August 29, 2014)
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.

Alaska Natives look to Obamacare to cover IHS budget shortfall
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Alaska Natives look to Obamacare to cover IHS budget shortfall (August 18, 2014)
The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium are testing out a program that basically provides insurance for free.

Alaska tribes still in contract support costs negotiations with IHS
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Alaska tribes still in contract support costs negotiations with IHS (August 14, 2014)
So far, the agency has paid $449 million to settle long-running disputes over self-determination contracts.

Mark Begich: A permanent solution for contract support costs
Opinion
Mark Begich: A permanent solution for contract support costs (July 30, 2014)
Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) explains why he's introducing legislation to ensure tribes receive full contract support costs for their self-determination contracts.

IHS pays $53M to settle another contract support cost dispute
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IHS pays $53M to settle another contract support cost dispute (July 25, 2014)
SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium was underpaid on contracts from 1999 to 2013.

Native Sun News: Great Plains tribes call for full contract funds
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Native Sun News: Great Plains tribes call for full contract funds (July 23, 2014)
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.

IHS pays $29.5M to end contract dispute with Cherokee Nation
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IHS pays $29.5M to end contract dispute with Cherokee Nation (July 15, 2014)
The tribe won a unanimous decision from the Supreme Court in 2005.

ANTHC accepts $153M settlement in contract support cost case
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ANTHC accepts $153M settlement in contract support cost case (July 1, 2014)
Settlement is the largest single payout reached with the Indian Health Service.

Michael Gross: Tribes must protect self-determination contracts
Opinion
Michael Gross: Tribes must protect self-determination contracts (May 9, 2014)
Attorney Michael Gross calls for a permanent solution to protect self-determination and contract support costs.

IHS pays $275M to settle claims for back contract support costs
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IHS pays $275M to settle claims for back contract support costs (May 2, 2014)
The Indian Health Service has paid $275 million so far to settle contract support costs claims.

Opinion: Funds for contract support costs should be mandatory
Opinion
Opinion: Funds for contract support costs should be mandatory (May 2, 2014)
Funding for contract support costs in self-determination contracts must be mandatory, attorneys argue.

IHS resolves some contract support costs claims for $200M
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IHS resolves some contract support costs claims for $200M (April 28, 2014)
The Indian Health Service has paid $200 million to settle contract support costs claims for 22 tribes and Alaska Native organizations

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigns
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Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigns (April 11, 2014)
Kathleen Sebelius, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, is leaving the Obama administration.

BIA and IHS hold another consultation on contract support costs
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BIA and IHS hold another consultation on contract support costs (April 8, 2014)
The Obama administration has scheduled another tribal consultation session to talk about contract support costs and has extended a deadline for comments on the matter.

Indian Health Service receives small increase with new budget
Health | Politics
Indian Health Service receives small increase with new budget (March 4, 2014)
The Indian Health Service would see $4.6 billion under the fiscal year 2015 budget that President Barack Obama released today.

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