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The late Elouise Cobell meets President Barack Obama at the White House. December 8, 2010. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

House panel sets hearing on future of Cobell buy-back programHouse panel sets hearing on future of Cobell buy-back program (05/16)
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 offersYakama Nation landowners see $68M in Cobell buy-back offers (04/24)
Landowners on the reservation in Washington have until June 19 to accept as the program continues.
Interior Department makes 'final' transfer for Cobell scholarshipsInterior Department makes 'final' transfer for Cobell scholarships (04/13)
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 TrumpCobell buy-back program on path to run out of funds under Trump (03/30)
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 settlementCourt allows claim for alleged underpayment from Cobell settlement (03/22)
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 WashingtonElouise Cobell '100 Years' documentary premieres in Washington (03/17)
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 effortsCheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Tribe joins Cobell buy-back efforts (02/13)
With each passing generation new problems arise in Indian country that threaten tribal sovereignty.
Cobell scholarship fund grows to $47M thanks to buy-back effortCobell scholarship fund grows to $47M thanks to buy-back effort (01/11)
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 endInterior Department touts tribal homeland efforts as Obama era comes to an end (01/05)
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 successLeaders on Navajo Nation call Cobell land buy-back effort a success (01/04)
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 programThree more tribes sign cooperative agreements for Cobell program (12/15)
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 nodSong from Elouise Cobell documentary on shortlist for Oscar nod (12/14)
The critically-acclaimed documentary about the late Elouise Cobell is garnering more notice.
Landowners from Colville Tribes see $25M in Cobell buy-back offersLandowners from Colville Tribes see $25M in Cobell buy-back offers (12/12)
Offers went out to more than 5,100 landowners on the reservation in Washington.
Senate committee ready for hearing on Cobell buy-back programSenate committee ready for hearing on Cobell buy-back program (12/05)
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 offersBlackfeet Nation landowners see more than $273M in land offers (11/28)
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 programSenate committee schedules hearing on Cobell buy-back program (11/22)
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 CountryTerry Anderson: Donald Trump can grant energy 'freedom' to Indian Country (11/22)
'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 CobellEditorial: Our nation is better off thanks to the late Elouise Cobell (11/21)
'Elouise Cobell’s work inspired this nation to do better by its first Americans.'
Bureau of Indian Affairs transfers $14M in land proceeds to tribesBureau of Indian Affairs transfers $14M in land proceeds to tribes (11/18)
A quirk in the Indian Land Consolidation Act kept tribes from restoring their homelands.
White House honors the late Elouise Cobell with Medal of FreedomWhite House honors the late Elouise Cobell with Medal of Freedom (11/16)
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 offersLandowners on Crow Creek Sioux Reservation see $40M in Cobell buy-back offers (11/09)
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 initiativesOglala Sioux Tribe credits the late Janet Reno for Indian Country initiatives (11/07)
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 programInterior Department highlights achievements of Cobell buy-back program (11/01)
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 offersLandowners from Bad River Band see $6.6M in Cobell buy-back offers (10/26)
Offers went out to nearly 3,000 landowners on the Wisconsin reservation.
Harlan McKosato: Film pays tribute to 'warrior' Elouise CobellHarlan McKosato: Film pays tribute to 'warrior' Elouise Cobell (10/26)
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 offersLandowners from Turtle Mountain Band see nearly $18M in Cobell offers (10/11)
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'Review: Elouise Cobell and her battle for justice in '100 Years' (10/11)
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 battleReview: 'Inspiring' documentary about Elouise Cobell's battle (09/26)
The first reviews of 100 Years, a documentary about the late Elouise Cobell and her landmark Indian trust fund lawsuit, are in.
Landowners from Lower Brule Sioux Tribe see $11M in Cobell buy-back offersLandowners from Lower Brule Sioux Tribe see $11M in Cobell buy-back offers (09/22)
Offers went out to nearly 4,000 landowners on the reservation in South Dakota.
Fond du Lac Band reports success with land-buy back programFond du Lac Band reports success with land-buy back program (09/09)
The Minnesota tribe so far has been able to consolidate about 42 percent of the fractionated land base.
Three more tribes enter into Cobell land buy-back agreementsThree more tribes enter into Cobell land buy-back agreements (09/08)
So far more than 44,000 individual Indian landowners have been paid nearly $883.8 million through the program.
Film about Elouise Cobell's long 'fight for justice' set for fall releaseFilm about Elouise Cobell's long 'fight for justice' set for fall release (09/06)
The '100 Years' documentary traces Elouise Cobell's efforts to secure justice for hundreds of thousands of Indian landowners.
Ponca Tribe landowners see $7M in offers through Cobell programPonca Tribe landowners see $7M in offers through Cobell program (08/18)
More than 1,500 landowners received offers from the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations and they have until October 6 to accept.
Colville Tribes expect Cobell buy-back offers for landowners in fallColville Tribes expect Cobell buy-back offers for landowners in fall (08/12)
Landowners on the Washington reservation could receive upwards of $25.7 million for their fractionated interests.
Interior Department sends more money for Cobell scholarshipsInterior Department sends more money for Cobell scholarships (07/20)
The scholarship fund now boasts a balance of about $40 million and offers went out to another 733 students this month.

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