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Reporting from Native America

May 27, 2016
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Cobell settlement

Friday, January 28

Hundreds of thousands of notices have been sent out to American Indians this week that could be affected by the $3.4 billion class action settlement Cobell v. Salazar, in which a Montana banker sued the federal government over misspent money accounts.

As ordered by the court, and later approved by the legislative and executive branches, a third party firm has launched an effort to notify the potentially hundreds of thousands of American Indians that might have been affected by the mismanaged accounts.

Saturday, June 26

Caught in the Senate filibuster of a bill to extend unemployment payments is a $3.4 billion government settlement with hundreds of thousands of American Indians over claims that the Interior Department mismanaged their land trust accounts.

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