Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement

Additional meetings scheduled in Indian trust fund settlement





More meetings are being held this week to discuss the $3.4 billion settlement to the Indian trust fund lawsuit.

The settlement provides $1.412 billion in payments to individual Indians. It also creates a $1.9 billion land consolidation fund.

Attorneys for the lawsuit will be explaining the settlement today on the Yakama Nation in Washington. There's also another meeting today or the Keneenaw Bay Indian Community in Michigan.

On Tuesday, there'll be a meeting hosted by the Warm Springs Tribes in Oregon. The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians is also hosting a meeting in Wisconsin on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Indians and the Red Lake Nation are each hosting meetings in Minnesota. Attorneys also will be meeting with members of the Hoopa Valley Tribe and the Yurok Tribe, both in California.

On Thursday, the White Earth Band of Ojibwe Indians is hosting a meeting.

April 20 is the deadline for beneficiaries to opt out of the portion of the settlement that deals with trust administration.

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Cobell Indian trust settlement meeting set for Thursday (The Bemidji Pioneer 4/10)

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