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Funeral Arrangements for Elouise Cobell, 1945-2011

Funeral services for Elouise Cobell, a member of the Blackfeet Nation on Montana who was the lead plaintiff in the Indian trust fund lawsuit, will take place this weekend. The schedule follows:

Friday 10/21
5pm - Viewing
7pm - Rosary
Location: Browning, Montana, High School Gymnasium

Saturday 10/22
11am - Funeral Service with lunch to follow at Browning High School Gymnasium
Zita Bremmer, one of Cobell's many friends, will deliver the eulogy at the 11am.
Other speakers include Dennis Gingold, the lead attorney in her class-action lawsuit against the federal government, Jim Scott, chief executive of First Interstate Bank, and Turk Cobell, her son.
3pm - Burial at Cobell's Blacktail Ranch (26 miles south of Browning)

Beginning Thursday, flowers may be sent to Browning High School, 105 Hwy 89, in Browning.

Individuals wishing to make donations in Ms. Cobell's honor may send them in her name to the Blackfeet Reservation Development Fund, PO Box 3029, Browning, MT 59417. It is a 501-3-C organization.

Letters of condolence may be mailed to the Cobell family at: NACDC Executive Office, 101 Pata St., PO Box 3029, Browning, MT 59417

Electronic condolences and remembrances may be sent via e-mail to

Pondera Funeral Home, 302 South Main, Conrad, Mont., is handling arrangements for the funeral.

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