Measure to block Glendale tribal casino falters in senate

Measure to block Glendale tribal casino falters in senate

A bid to block tribal gaming on the edge of Glendale has faltered. The U.S. Senate wrapped up its business earlier this week without voting on a measure sponsored by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., that would have blocked plans by the Tohono O’odham Nation to build a new casino on the site near the Arizona […]

Feds pay final installments of $3.4 million settlement to Native Americans

Feds pay final installments of $3.4 million settlement to Native Americans

Backstory In 1996, Elouise Cobell, a member of Montana’s Blackfeet Tribe, filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of 500,000 Native landowners. Cobell’s lawyers argued that the federal government had deprived them of at least $170 billion in mineral royalty payments on reservation land, due to over a century of mismanagement by the Indian Trust […]

Cobell checks could be ready by end of month

Cobell checks could be ready by end of month

WASHINGTON — In a letter written to stake holders, Class Counsel for the Cobell settlement, David Smith and Bill Dorris, implied that if the Department of Interior does their part, checks could be in the mail by August 30. “The Department of Interior has informed us that it expects to provide the data for the […]

Montana Lawmakers question delay in payments from Cobell settlement

Montana Lawmakers question delay in payments from Cobell settlement

Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) and Sen. John Walsh (D-Montana) want to know why payments from the $3.4 billion Cobell settlement haven’t been distributed. Checks were anticipated before Christmas in 2013. But that didn’t happen and the Garden City Group, the administrator of the settlement, promised payments in early 2014. Four months into the year, Indian […]

Checks for Cobell Settlement expected in early 2014

Checks for Cobell Settlement expected in early 2014

Round House Talk Editor’s Comment: We shall see. It was publicized that it would be distributed in August or September of 2013. Now its March 2014. Everyone pretty much knows what they will be given. Shouldn’t the amounts to each individual be adjusted to include additional interest accrued by contractor Trustee of the funds since […]

DANIELS: BIA Gets an ‘F’ for Handling of Cobell Settlement | Pechanga.net

DANIELS: BIA Gets an ‘F’ for Handling of Cobell Settlement | Pechanga.net

DANIELS: BIA Gets an ‘F’ for Handling of Cobell Settlement TAGS: CobellOklahomaNative NewsGovernment & PoliticsOp-Eds, Columns & CommentaryTrust Responsibility & Reform This is report card on the manner in which the Bureau of Indian Affairs have managed the Cobell settlement since it was approved in November 2011. View original Article via DANIELS: BIA Gets an […]

Indianz.Com > Jay Daniels: BIA gets an ‘F’ for handling of Cobell settlement

Indianz.Com > Jay Daniels: BIA gets an ‘F’ for handling of Cobell settlement

Jay Daniels says the Bureau of Indian Affairs has done a bad job with the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement: This is report card on the manner in which the Bureau of Indian Affairs have managed the Cobell settlement since it was approved in November 2011. Case in point, the second round of the […]

Seminole Tribe of Oklahoma citizens question settlement money spending

Seminole Tribe of Oklahoma citizens question settlement money spending

SEMINOLE, Okla. – A group of Seminole Nation citizens is questioning its leadership’s decision on how to spend a multi-million dollar federal settlement without public input. “There are a lot of elders who need a lot things and there are a lot of things we could do with that money,” Seminole citizen Lisa Post Oak […]

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