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5-milligram pills of the opioid Oxycodone
Opioid-related settlements and bankruptcy claims for Native American tribes topped the billion-dollar mark after Walmart on Tuesday proposed a $3.1 billion settlement with state, local and tribal governments. This file photo shows 5-milligram pills of the opioid Oxycodone. (AP file photo)

Tribes gain ‘seat at the table’

Greater recognition comes with opioid settlements, attorneys say

American Indian tribes have achieved a legal breakthrough with more than $1 billion coming their way to counter the opioid epidemic on reservations, attorneys representing tribal nations said.

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