From Matt Daly of the Associated Press:
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has approved a $3.4 billion settlement over mismanaged Indian royalties that represents the largest claim ever made against the U.S. government.
The plaintiffs, including Elouise Cobell of Montana, claimed in the 15-year-old suit that the individual accounts [...]
Two cases that have been much in the news are back in court this week.
One, the Indian trust case filed by Montana’s Elouise Cobell on behalf of hundreds of thousands of Indian people, has another hearing in Washington, D.C., today. Lorna Thackeray of the Billings Gazette outlines the issues:
“It’s finally time to make things right.”
President Barack Obama, upon signing landmark legislation paying $4.6 million to American Indians and black farmers to address claims of government mistreatment over many decades.
The case involving American Indians was filed nearly 15 years ago by Montana’s Elouise Cobell, who is Blackfeet from [...]