Court sets final deadline for remaining payments from Cobell settlement (June 22, 2017)

The overwhelming majority of the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement has been distributed but some Indian beneficiaries still haven't been paid.

Cobell buy-back program keeps on rolling toward eventual end (June 6, 2017)

The Trump administration has put Indian Country on notice of the eventual end of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.

Cronkite News: Key Democrat calls for more funding for Cobell buy-back (June 5, 2017)

The Interior Department has 'not accomplished much' in its program to buy up marginal Indian lands and return them to tribes, despite spending two-thirds of a $1.9 billion fund, a top official said recently.

Colville Tribes worried about future of Cobell buy-back program (May 31, 2017)

The Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations is in doubt after comments made by a top Trump administration official.

Yakama Nation landowners weigh offers as Cobell buy-back winds down (May 25, 2017)

Nearly $68 million in offers were sent to more than 3,500 owners on the reservation in Washington.

Trump administration ready to let Cobell program run out of funds (May 24, 2017)

A top official at the Department of the Interior drew a rebuke for characterizing Indian Country as greedy.

Landowners on two reservations in Nebraska receive Cobell buy-back offers (May 22, 2017)

Some $28.1 million went out to Winnebago Reservation and another $16.9 million was directed to he Omaha Reservation.

House panel sets hearing on future of Cobell buy-back program (May 16, 2017)

The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs is finally getting back to work.

Yakama Nation landowners see $68M in Cobell buy-back offers (April 24, 2017)

Landowners on the reservation in Washington have until June 19 to accept as the program continues.

Interior Department makes 'final' transfer for Cobell scholarships (April 13, 2017)

The $60 million ceiling -- the maximum authorized in the settlement -- was hit after just four years.

Cobell buy-back program on path to run out of funds under Trump (March 30, 2017)

The Trump administration is heading into new territory with the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.

Court allows claim for alleged underpayment from Cobell settlement (March 22, 2017)

Sylvan Godfrey received $880 from the historic $3.4 billion deal but he believes he should have received $1,000.

Elouise Cobell '100 Years' documentary premieres in Washington (March 17, 2017)

The late Blackfeet Nation citizen was the lead plaintiff in the landmark Indian trust fund lawsuit.

Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Tribe joins Cobell buy-back efforts (February 13, 2017)

With each passing generation new problems arise in Indian country that threaten tribal sovereignty.

Cobell scholarship fund grows to $47M thanks to buy-back effort (January 11, 2017)

More than $5.25 million in scholarships have been awarded as a result of the Cobell trust fund settlement.

Interior Department touts tribal homeland efforts as Obama era comes to an end (January 5, 2017)

The Obama administration has helped tribes restore more than 2 million acres of land since January 2009.

Leaders on Navajo Nation call Cobell land buy-back effort a success (January 4, 2017)

Over 25,000 landowners on the reservation were paid more than $108 million for their fractional interests.

Three more tribes sign cooperative agreements for Cobell program (December 15, 2016)

The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, the Stockbridge-Munsee Band and the Scyuan Band will help educate landowners about the Cobell buy-back effort.

Song from Elouise Cobell documentary on shortlist for Oscar nod (December 14, 2016)

The critically-acclaimed documentary about the late Elouise Cobell is garnering more notice.

Landowners from Colville Tribes see $25M in Cobell buy-back offers (December 12, 2016)

Offers went out to more than 5,100 landowners on the reservation in Washington.

Senate committee ready for hearing on Cobell buy-back program (December 5, 2016)

A panel of tribal and federal witnesses will discuss the $1.9 billion land consolidation effort at the December 7 hearing.

Blackfeet Nation landowners see more than $273M in land offers (November 28, 2016)

The Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations finally comes to the reservation where the late Elouise Cobell launched her landmark trust fund lawsuit.

Senate committee schedules hearing on Cobell buy-back program (November 22, 2016)

The 114th Congress is drawing to a close and the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has added a hearing to its agenda.

Terry Anderson: Donald Trump can grant energy 'freedom' to Indian Country (November 22, 2016)

'Considering the fact that tribes have an estimated $1.5 trillion in energy resources, President Trump should start by promoting more tribal authority over those resources.'

Editorial: Our nation is better off thanks to the late Elouise Cobell (November 21, 2016)

'Elouise Cobell’s work inspired this nation to do better by its first Americans.'

Bureau of Indian Affairs transfers $14M in land proceeds to tribes (November 18, 2016)

A quirk in the Indian Land Consolidation Act kept tribes from restoring their homelands.

White House honors the late Elouise Cobell with Medal of Freedom (November 16, 2016)

The late Blackfeet Nation citizen was the lead plaintiff in the landmark Indian trust fund lawsuit.

Landowners on Crow Creek Sioux Reservation see $40M in Cobell buy-back offers (November 9, 2016)

The land consolidation fund is set to run out of money in the middle of the forthcoming Trump presidential administration.

Oglala Sioux Tribe credits the late Janet Reno for Indian Country initiatives (November 7, 2016)

The first woman to serve as Attorney General first gained experience with tribes while growing up in Florida.

Interior Department highlights achievements of Cobell buy-back program (November 1, 2016)

With the presidential election only a week away, the future of a major Indian land effort hangs in the balance.

Landowners from Bad River Band see $6.6M in Cobell buy-back offers (October 26, 2016)

Offers went out to nearly 3,000 landowners on the Wisconsin reservation.

Harlan McKosato: Film pays tribute to 'warrior' Elouise Cobell (October 26, 2016)

Director Melinda Janko created a 75-minute documentary, 100 Years: One Woman’s Fight for Justice, on the life and achievements of Elouise Cobell.

Landowners from Turtle Mountain Band see nearly $18M in Cobell offers (October 11, 2016)

About 7,000 landowners are seeing offers as part of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.

Review: Elouise Cobell and her battle for justice in '100 Years' (October 11, 2016)

Another favorable review for 100 Years, a documentary about the late Elouise Cobell and her landmark Indian trust fund lawsuit.

Review: 'Inspiring' documentary about Elouise Cobell's battle (September 26, 2016)

The first reviews of 100 Years, a documentary about the late Elouise Cobell and her landmark Indian trust fund lawsuit, are in.