Tribal Self-Governance Virtual Conference: September 14 - 16, 2021

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DC Circuit Denies Petition to Rehear a Decision that IHS wasn’t Required to Cover CSC Costs for Services Paid for by Insurers

Source: Law360 The D.C. Circuit has refused the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community’s bid to have the full court rehear a panel’s decision that the Indian Health Service wasn’t required to cover contract support costs for services paid for by insurers under the tribe’s health care contract. The tribe, located in Washington state, had asked the …

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New Journal Article on the Past, Present, and Potential Future of Tribal Co-Management on Federal Public Lands

FULL ARTICLE EXECUTIVE SUMMARYDeep ancestral and traditional connections tie many Native Nations to the federal government’s public lands. The removal of these lands from indigenous control, their acquisition by the federal government, and the federal government’s approach to their management are largely premised upon the erasure or marginalization of those connections. Both physically and legally, …

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SGCETC Kicks Off Filming for Tribal Self-Governance Documentary

SGCETC is excited to work with Emmy-award winning filmmaker Kyle Bell, citizen of the Thlopthlocco Tribal Town, to develop a Tribal Self-Governance documentary that will highlight (1) the history of Tribal Self-Governance, (2) the successes of Tribal nations across the country, (3) the importance of Tribal control and decision-making authority, and (4) the future of …

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Cherokee Nation becomes first tribe to self-govern tribal transportation

The Cherokee Nation recently completed a $6.3 million road and bridge project connecting Cherokee and Muskogee Counties with the new bridge, which was built over an old dirt road that had been abandoned for years due to its rough terrain and flooding. The Cherokee Nation is the first tribe in the country to participate in …

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Class Action Settlement Brings $59 Million to Descendants of the Pembina Band of Chippewa Indians

WASHINGTON — A $59 million settlement in Peltier v. Haaland, a class action lawsuit alleging trust fund mismanagement and failure to account by the Department of the Interior, will go to four tribes located in the Midwest and Northwest United States and more than 39,000 beneficiaries. On June 10, the United States District Court for the …

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Welcome to our new site!

We are still uploading information and refining/adding pages, but you are welcome to start exploring the Phase I release of the new tribalselfgov.org site. A number of  new features are available, including: a Self-Governance document library, new advisory committee pages, a Self-Governance map project, a timeline of key milestones in the history of Self-Governance and more.

Thank you!

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