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September 30 Deadline To File Tribal Claims Against the BIA and IHS over Contract Support Cost Shortfalls

On June 18, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court held the government liable for the Bureau of Indian Affairs' past failure to pay full contract support costs to Indian Tribes and tribal organizations under Indian self-determination "638" contracts and compacts. Salazar v. Ramah Navajo Chapter, 132 S. Ct. 2181. On August 22, 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit extended this ruling to Indian Health Service shortfalls in contract support cost payments. Arctic Slope v. Sebelius, No. 2010-1013 (Order) Tribal contractors are now urged to consider filing claims with the BIA and IHS before the statute of limitations runs out as early as September 30, 2012. See below for background documents on these developments, and for sample claim forms.

For further information, contact Lloyd Miller at 907-258-6377.

Below is a selection of links that you may find helpful for general information or for more in-depth research on a wide array of Native American topics.

Federal Government

"U.S. Government's Official Web Portal"- Tribal Section
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Bureau of Land Management
Bureau Of Reclamation
Department of Education-Alaska Native Education
Department of Education-Office of Indian Education
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Justice-Office of Tribal Justice
Department of the Interior
Dept. of Housing and Urban Development-Public and Indian Housing
EPA-American Indian Environmental Office
Federal Courts
Federal Inter-Agency Native American Website
Indian Health Service
National Indian Gaming Commission
Office of American Indian Trust
The Government Printing Office
The House
The Senate
Tribal Tax Information
U.S. Small Business Administration
US Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
USDA: Native American Resources

Native News

Alaska's People
Google Native American News
Indian Country Today
Indian Trust News from the DOI
Indianz.com
Kuac.org-Independent Native News
Native American Times
Native Peoples Magazine
NativeWeb
Pechanga.net
Yahoo! Native American News

Organizations

Albuquerque Indian Center
American Indian Health Commission for Washington State
American Indian Higher Education Consortium
American Indian Policy Center
Association of American Indian Physicians
Indian Defense League of America
National American Indian Housing Council
National Congress of American Indians
National Indian Education Association
National Indian Gaming Association
National Indian Health Board
National Museum of the American Indian
National Native American Law Students Association
National Tribal Environmental Council
Native American Bar Association
Native American Business Alliance
Native American Constitution and Law Digitization Project
Native American Fish and Wildlife Society
Native American Rights Fund
Native Culture
Tribal Court Clearinghouse
Tribal Resources Center

Research Tools

A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation (1774-1875)
American Indian Issues Resources
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
Census Data For American Indian and Alaskan Native
Congressional Record
FedLaw.com
Find a Congressional Bill since 103rd Congress
Handbook of Indian Law, by Felix Cohen (1941 ed.)
Index of Native American Resources on the Internet
Internet Law Library for Indian Nations and Tribes
Kappler's Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties
Library of Congress
Library of Congress Guide to Indian Law Online
Links for American Tribal Libraries
National Archives
Southwestbooks.org from the Center of Land Grant Studies
The Code of Federal Regulations
The Federal Register
University of New Mexico Tribal Law Journal
University of Oklahoma Native American Legal Resources
US House of Representatives Internet Law Library
Washburn University Native American Web

Search Engines

Altavista
Google
Yahoo!

State Government

Courts.net
Directory of State and Local Governments

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