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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).

Transportation

  • Provide counsel to tribal governments on transportation issues to enhance self-government capacity, improve infrastructure for economic development and provide for safe reliable transportation for Indian communities.
  • Advocate on behalf of tribes for Indian Reservation Roads (IRR) program rulemaking and draft comments on proposed IRR rules.
  • Participate in National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) workgroup and lawyer-lobbyist team to advocate greater authority for tribal governments for the reauthorization of transportation legislation including SAFETEA-LU.
  • Negotiate IRR program agreements for tribes under the ISDEAA.
  • Advise tribes on the legal and regulatory responsibilities in carrying out IRR program agreements.
  • Advise tribes on the applicability of Tribal Employment Rights Ordinances (TERO) and Indian and tribal preference in employment and procurement.
  • Provide advice on insurance and bonding requirements for construction projects.
  • Provide advice and training for tribal staff on implementation of transportation programs including monitoring and oversight duties, procurement and environmental responsibilities.
  • Provide counsel for tribal governments in negotiating collaborative project agreements with the federal government.
  • Provide policy briefings and advocacy for various organizations including NCAI, Intertribal Transportation Association (ITA); United South and Eastern Tribes (USET) and the Alaska Tribal Transportation Working Group.


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