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Native Americans Fight Government Over Hospital Compensation

The Washington Post: Federal Contractors On Edge As Indian Tribes Wait For Claims
When the federal government reneged on its agreement to fully compensate the Shoshone-Paiute tribes for running a hospital on the Duck Valley reservation, the Washington contracting world barely noticed. But after similar contracts were broken with hundreds of other Native American tribes and the debts they were owed snowballed to an estimated $2 billion, federal contractors joined their court battle, alarmed that the practice might eventually ensnare them as well (Kindy, 12/22).

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