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Alaska tribes share in $940 million Ramah contract support settlement

The Tanana Chiefs Conference operates the Chief Andrew Isaac Health Center in Fairbanks, Alaska. Photo from TCC

Alaska tribes are among the nearly 700 beneficiaries of the $940 million Ramah Navajo contract support costs settlement.

About $100 million will go to Alaska tribes and tribal organizations, The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported. Amounts range from $8,000 for some villages to nearly $11.8 million -- the largest amount n the state -- for the Tanana Chiefs Conference, the paper said.

The settlement resolves self-determination shortfalls at the Bureau of Indian Affairs. A federal judge approved the deal at a fairness hearing last week.

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Tanana Chiefs Conference receives nearly $12 million in settlement with Bureau of Indian Affairs (The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner 1/27)

Relevant Documents:
DOI Press Release | Ramah Navajo Chapter Press Release | Oglala Sioux Tribe Press Release | Zuni Pueblo Press Release | Attorneys Press Release | Settlement Q&A

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