Contract Costs Deal Strengthens Obama's Legacy With Natives

Law360, New York (September 17, 2015, 9:04 PM EDT) -- A proposed $940 million deal that would settle Native American tribes' claims over the U.S. Department of the Interior's alleged failure to pay administrative expenses to run federal programs represents another major step by the Obama administration to put its money where its mouth is when it comes to tribes, experts say.

The settlement, which was announced Thursday after nearly 25 years of litigation, would require the government to pay the $940 million to resolve the tribes' claims that the DOI failed to fully cover the administrative expenses the tribes incurred from 1994 to 2013 providing education, forest management, road management,...

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