Case Type Number: 
Statute (Common Name): 
Indian Self-Determination Act
Program Area: 
Regulatory Authorities (CFR): 
25 CFR 900.215 - 900.230
Filed By: 
State/Local/Tribal Govt
Brief Description of Case Type: 
These cases concern claims for money damages arising out of contracts and grants authorized by the Indian Self-Determination Act. That legislation authorizes the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Health and Human Services to enter into "self-determination contracts" with Indian tribes or state government entities to promote the education, medical attention, agricultural assistance, and social welfare of such tribes. See 25 U.S.C. 450f(a) (citing 25 U.S.C. 452). The Act makes the Contract Disputes Act applicable to self-determination contracts, with cases being appealable to the Interior Board of Contract Appeals (the Interior Board of Contract Appeals no longer exists; its functions were transferred to the CBCA in January 2007). See 25 U.S.C. 450m-1(d).
Relief Available in Actions Filed By Private Parties: 
Monetary Award
Reversal of Finding of Violation/Imposition of Penalty
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