Tribes Still Pushing for Inroads on Fed. Agency Contracts
"While there’s been a big attitudinal shift as a federal bureaucracy that was "very comfortable with calling all the shots and was resistant to giving up authority and power" has gradually ceded control to tribal service providers, that process is "by no means complete or finished," Indian Law attorney Phillip Baker-Shenk said. "That is a remaining frontier that has not been opened up, and it’s one that periodically causes great pain in Indian Country."
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