Cherokee Nation to receive $29.5 million in settlement from Indian Health Service

Source:  CASEY SMITH/ Tulsa World TAHLEQUAH — The Cherokee Nation will receive $29.5 million in a settlement with the Indian Health Service to compensate for the costs of contracting for health services that the federal agency failed to pay the tribe for nearly a decade. The tribe will receive the $29.5 million in a lump sum. Todd Hembree, attorney general …