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hundreds of Native American tribes get nearly $1 billion

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robert99 robert99 Sweden Posts: 1360
1 18 Sep 2015
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/1c2cc0286f6f41d89d82613ee363ec2a/feds-pay-940m-settle-claims-over-tribal-contracts

The Obama administration has agreed to pay hundreds of Native American tribes nearly $1 billion to settle a decades-old claim that the government failed to adequately compensate tribes while they managed education, law enforcement and other federal services.

The Interior Department announced the proposed $940 million agreement in Albuquerque on Thursday along with leaders from the Oglala Sioux Tribe, Zuni Pueblo and Ramah Chapter of the Navajo Nation. They were among the lead plaintiffs in a contract-dispute lawsuit filed on behalf of more than 600 tribes and tribal agencies. They brought the case in 2012 before the U.S. Supreme Court, where justices ruled for the tribes.

They had argued underfunded federal contracts dating as far back as the 1970s often left them to face shortfalls as they tried to meet critical needs in their communities, ranging from health services to housing.
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reddapanda reddapanda ACT Posts: 381
2 20 Sep 2015
Thanks again Robert.

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