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Hobbs Straus attorneys successfully obtained the first Interior Board of Contract Appeals ruling entitling a tribal school to 100% of administrative cost grant funding in Alamo Navajo School Board and Miccosukee Corporation v. BIA, IBCA 3463-3466, IBCA 3560-3562 (Dec. 4, 1997).

Our Milestones

Hobbs Straus played an active role assisting a number of tribal clients negotiate the Alaska Tribal Health Compact, the first statewide self-governance agreement in the country.
One of the first tribal contracts to provide all BIA services to its members was negotiated by the Miccosukee Tribe with assistance from founding partner, Bobo Dean.
Hobbs Straus participated in negotiations of one of the first compacts and funding agreements under Title IV of the ISDEAA with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.
With our assistance, in 1995, the Susanville Indian Rancheria was one of the first tribes to assume all available tribal shares under Title I of the ISDEAA from the IHS in 1995 and then successfully litigate the right to continued full funding of those shares against the IHS.
Hobbs Straus litigated a case establishing the right of a tribal organization to contract under Public Law 93-638 in a service area that was not a "reservation" in Rapid City Indian Health Board v. IHS, IBIA No. 97-100-A.
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).
Hobbs Straus lawyers have played key roles in obtaining amendments to the ISDEAA to strengthen tribal rights to administer BIA and IHS programs under Titles I, IV and V.
Hobbs Straus attorneys successfully obtained the first Interior Board of Contract Appeals ruling entitling a tribal school to 100% of administrative cost grant funding in Alamo Navajo School Board and Miccosukee Corporation v. BIA, IBCA 3463-3466, IBCA 3560-3562 (Dec. 4, 1997).
Hobbs Straus played a key role in negotiating one of the first contracts with the Bureau of Indian Affairs under the new Title I Self-Determination regulations.
In 2008, Hobbs Straus attorneys successfully litigated a case to stop construction on a tribal sacred site within a military base.


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