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In a joint effort with the United States, our attorneys successfully established the right of tribal health contractors to collect third-party reimbursements in U.S. and Norton Sound Health Corp. v. Bering Strait School District, 138 F.3d 1281 (9th Cir. 1998).

Legislative Advocacy & Analysis

  • Provide a complete range of lobbying, agency coordination, and general government relations services;
  • Prepare position papers, testimony, regulatory comments, and briefing materials;
  • Draft legislation and advocate for enactment of legislation;
  • Facilitate and attend meetings with key members of Congress and the Administration and their staffs;
  • Provide specialized legislative and regulatory analysis and assistance, including appropriations and self-determination issues, health care, child welfare, public broadcasting, and gaming procedures; and
  • Work to defeat legislation that presents threats to tribal sovereignty and self-determination, including Congressional proposals to legislatively abolish tribal sovereign immunity, curtail tribal gaming rights, limit self-determination rights, and limit tribal rights under the Indian Child Welfare Act.


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