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Elouise Cobell's family brings Presidential Medal of Freedom to Blackfeet Nation
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement
Elouise Cobell's family brings Presidential Medal of Freedom to Blackfeet Nation (August 14, 2017)
The late Elouise Cobell was awarded the nation's highest civilian honor for efforts to hold the federal government accountable to hundreds of thousands of tribal citizens.

Interior Department makes 'final' transfer for Cobell scholarships
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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.

Elouise Cobell '100 Years' documentary premieres in Washington
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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.

Cobell scholarship fund grows to $47M thanks to buy-back effort
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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.

Song from Elouise Cobell documentary on shortlist for Oscar nod
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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.

Blackfeet Nation landowners see more than $273M in land offers
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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.

Editorial: Our nation is better off thanks to the late Elouise Cobell
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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.'

White House honors the late Elouise Cobell with Medal of Freedom
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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.

Oglala Sioux Tribe credits the late Janet Reno for Indian Country initiatives
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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.

Harlan McKosato: Film pays tribute to 'warrior' Elouise Cobell
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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.

Review: Elouise Cobell and her battle for justice in '100 Years'
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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
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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.

Film about Elouise Cobell's long 'fight for justice' set for fall release
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Film about Elouise Cobell's long 'fight for justice' set for fall release (September 6, 2016)
The '100 Years' documentary traces Elouise Cobell's efforts to secure justice for hundreds of thousands of Indian landowners.

Interior Department sends more money for Cobell scholarships
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Interior Department sends more money for Cobell scholarships (July 20, 2016)
The scholarship fund now boasts a balance of about $40 million and offers went out to another 733 students this month.

Gyasi Ross: Indian Country needs leaders who can break the rules
Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Indian Country needs leaders who can break the rules (June 9, 2016)
We need Native politicians. We need Native lawyers. But we also desperately need hell raisers.

Elouise Cobell being considered for Presidential Medal of Freedom
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Elouise Cobell being considered for Presidential Medal of Freedom (May 5, 2016)
Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) is pushing President Barack Obama to award the medal to the Blackfeet Nation woman who was the lead plaintiff in the landmark Indian trust fund lawsuit.

Cobell scholarship fund grows to nearly $39M with latest DOI transfer
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Cobell scholarship fund grows to nearly $39M with latest DOI transfer (April 12, 2016)
The scholarship is seeded with proceeds from the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.

Sen. Tester eyes Presidential Medal of Freedom for Elouise Cobell
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Sen. Tester eyes Presidential Medal of Freedom for Elouise Cobell (March 22, 2016)
The late Blackfeet Nation citizen secured a $3.4 billion settlement after fighting for the rights of individual Indians through 15 years of litigation.

Cobell plaintiffs offer update on distribution of settlement funds
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Cobell plaintiffs offer update on distribution of settlement funds (January 6, 2016)
Attorneys are working closely with Indian Country to find as many additional beneficiaries as possible by April 30, 2016.

DOI transfers another $4M to Cobell settlement scholarship fund
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DOI transfers another $4M to Cobell settlement scholarship fund (January 6, 2016)
The fund boasts a balance of $35 million, money that will be used to enhance educational opportunities for tribal members across the country.

Montana governor proclaims November  5 as Elouise Cobell Day
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Montana governor proclaims November 5 as Elouise Cobell Day (November 6, 2015)
The Blackfeet Nation woman, who died in 2011, was the lead plaintiff in a landmark lawsuit that secured accountability for Indian Country.

Cobell scholarship fund now boasts nearly $30M from settlement
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Cobell scholarship fund now boasts nearly $30M from settlement (October 1, 2015)
The first scholarships -- totaling about $2 million -- are going out over the next several months to students representing more than 80 tribes.

Appeals court won't award additional fees to late Elouise Cobell
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Appeals court won't award additional fees to late Elouise Cobell (September 18, 2015)
The late lead plaintiff sought an additional $10.5 million cover expenses incurred during the course of her 15-year fight to hold the federal government accountable.

Cobell scholarship fund now boasts nearly $20M from settlement
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Cobell scholarship fund now boasts nearly $20M from settlement (July 9, 2015)
The first round of recipients of the Cobell Education Scholarship Fund will be notified by mid-August of their awards.

USDA sends $125K to Indian economic development corporation
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USDA sends $125K to Indian economic development corporation (May 27, 2015)
The Native American Community Development Corporation, based on the Blackfeet Nation in Montana, will use the money to spur small business in Indian Country.

Applications available for Cobell settlement scholarship funds
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Applications available for Cobell settlement scholarship funds (April 20, 2015)
Applications are due June 1 and scholarships will be awarded for the upcoming fall semester

DOI transfers another $12M from buy-back to scholarship fund
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DOI transfers another $12M from buy-back to scholarship fund (April 2, 2015)
The scholarship fund now holds more than $17 million and applications should be available soon.

Board still working on delivering money for Cobell scholarships
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Board still working on delivering money for Cobell scholarships (March 25, 2015)
The American Indian Graduate Center will be handling the fund as the new administrator.

Bill to create day to honor late Elouise Cobell stalls in Montana
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Bill to create day to honor late Elouise Cobell stalls in Montana (February 25, 2015)
Western Native Voice said supporters will look for other ways to advance the measure.

Charmaine White Face: Cobell settlement turned into deception
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | Opinion
Charmaine White Face: Cobell settlement turned into deception (February 5, 2015)
When Eloise Cobell sued the federal government for violating the trust of their wards, the American Indians, it was for individual violations not for collective violations.

Newspaper: Elouise Cobell took courageous stand for America
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Newspaper: Elouise Cobell took courageous stand for America (November 3, 2014)
The Great Falls Tribune selects the lead plaintiff in the Indian trust fund lawsuit as one of five Montanans who shaped history.

Kevin Washburn: Settlements with Indian Country hit $8B mark
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Kevin Washburn: Settlements with Indian Country hit $8B mark (September 26, 2014)
The head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs tallies up the value of Cobell, tribal and water rights settlements under President Obama.

Walt Lamar: Say thanks to Elouise Cobell for stepping up for us
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Walt Lamar: Say thanks to Elouise Cobell for stepping up for us (September 24, 2014)
Walt Lamar thanks the late Elouise Cobell for holding the federal government accountable for the mismanagement of Indian trust funds.

S.E. Ruckman: A remarkable day with arrival of Cobell checks
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S.E. Ruckman: A remarkable day with arrival of Cobell checks (September 22, 2014)
S.E. Ruckman reflects on the arrival of the final checks from the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement.

Sen. Walsh welcomes arrival of last Cobell settlement payout
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Sen. Walsh welcomes arrival of last Cobell settlement payout (September 18, 2014)
Walsh had co-sponsored a bill to speed up the release of the checks.

Checks from final payment of Cobell settlement put in the mail
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Checks from final payment of Cobell settlement put in the mail (September 16, 2014)
Some $941.6 million will be reaching members of the Trust Administration Class in the next several days.

Sen. Tester applauds approval of final Cobell settlement payout
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Sen. Tester applauds approval of final Cobell settlement payout (September 12, 2014)
The chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee had been pushing for the payments to be sent out as soon as possible.

Tim Giago: Greedy lawyers and government ruin Cobell settlement
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | Opinion
Tim Giago: Greedy lawyers and government ruin Cobell settlement (August 27, 2014)
The process of settling the so-called Cobell settlement has turned into a joke.

Tim Giago: Cobell settlement is a massive case of incompetence
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | Opinion
Tim Giago: Cobell settlement is a massive case of incompetence (June 2, 2014)
The Cobell lawyers didn’t have the patience and sadly, many Indian people didn’t have the patience to see the suit taken to a just conclusion.

DOI announces two choices for Cobell scholarship board
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DOI announces two choices for Cobell scholarship board (January 15, 2014)
The Interior Department has chosen its two members for the board that will oversee the scholarship fund that was created by the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement.

University   of Montana  breaks ground on Elouise Cobell  institute
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University of Montana breaks ground on Elouise Cobell institute (October 16, 2013)
The University of Montana began construction on a new facility that's dedicated to the legacy of Elouise Cobell, who was the lead plaintiff in the Indian trust fund lawsuit.

Indian law students  in Montana hand out  Elouise Cobell Award
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Indian law students in Montana hand out Elouise Cobell Award (April 26, 2013)
The Native American Law Students Association at the University of Montana handed out the first Elouise Cobell Award, Char-Koosta News reports. The award went to Terry Payne of the Payne...

BIA aims to start Cobell land consolidation  purchases this year
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement
BIA aims to start Cobell land consolidation purchases this year (April 22, 2013)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs hopes to start the land consolidation portion of the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement by the end of the year, Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn...

Interview with Keith Harper on Elouise Cobell's trust fund fight
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement
Interview with Keith Harper on Elouise Cobell's trust fund fight (April 17, 2013)
Montana Public Radio interviews Keith Harper, a member of the Cherokee Nation who worked on the Cobell trust fund lawsuit since 1996. Get the Story: Elouise Cobell’s legacy: self-empowerment (Montana...

DOI seeks nominations   for Cobell settlement  scholarship board
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DOI seeks nominations for Cobell settlement scholarship board (March 13, 2013)
The Interior Department is seeking nominations for the board to oversee the scholarship fund that was created by the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement. The board will have five...

American Indian College Fund to administer Cobell scholarships
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American Indian College Fund to administer Cobell scholarships (March 12, 2013)
The American Indian College Fund will be administering the scholarship fund that was created by the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced today. The settlement...

University of Montana  to name  facility in honor of Elouise Cobell
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University of Montana to name facility in honor of Elouise Cobell (March 7, 2013)
The University of Montana will house a new facility that's dedicated to the legacy of Elouise Cobell, who was the lead plaintiff in the Indian trust fund lawsuit. The Elouise...

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to leave Obama administration
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Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to leave Obama administration (January 16, 2013)
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will leave the Obama administration by the end of March. Salazar came to the Interior Department as a U.S. Senator from Colorado. He quickly brought Larry...

Tim Giago: Incompetence overwhelms  at Bureau of Indian Affairs
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | Opinion
Tim Giago: Incompetence overwhelms at Bureau of Indian Affairs (January 7, 2013)
Notes from Indian Country By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji) © Unity South Dakota When measuring incompetence in the federal government where does one begin? An excellent starting point is with...

Opinion: Checks from Cobell settlement   finally start rolling out
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Opinion: Checks from Cobell settlement finally start rolling out (December 21, 2012)
"This week, more than 400,000 Native Americans from numerous tribal groups will receive $1,000 checks -- just in time for Christmas. These court-ordered payments from the federal government will begin...

Delvin Cree: Cobell brings millions to Turtle Mountain  members
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Delvin Cree: Cobell brings millions to Turtle Mountain members (December 14, 2012)
Elouise Cobell, the lead plaintiff of the Cobell v Salazar class action lawsuit would be a happy woman today, knowing beneficiaries in the case will finally be receiving compensation for...

Editorial: Elouise Cobell worked tirelessly for trust settlement
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Editorial: Elouise Cobell worked tirelessly for trust settlement (December 3, 2012)
"Elouise Cobell did not live to experience the triumphant moment for her long campaign for justice, but the checks are going into the mail. Cobell, a member of the Blackfeet...

Cobell settlement comes too late for beneficiaries who passed
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement
Cobell settlement comes too late for beneficiaries who passed (November 29, 2012)
The $3.4 billion settlement to the Cobell trust fund lawsuit was announced in December 2009 but payments were delayed amid opposition in Congress and appeals from a small number of...

Ask Elouise: Appeals of   $3.4B Cobell trust settlement dismissed
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement
Ask Elouise: Appeals of $3.4B Cobell trust settlement dismissed (November 8, 2012)
Dear Indian Country, This open letter discusses the events in the Cobell case since my last letter to you. In that letter, I discussed the fact that your trust payments...

Editorial: End in sight for settlement to Cobell trust fund lawsuit
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | Opinion
Editorial: End in sight for settlement to Cobell trust fund lawsuit (May 29, 2012)
"The history of the U.S. government’s handling of the Native trust system is so full of trickery and theft that perhaps it should not be surprising that it’s been difficult...

Sen. Tester: Nominating Elouise Cobell  for a national honor
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Sen. Tester: Nominating Elouise Cobell for a national honor (February 27, 2012)
The following is the opinion of Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana). Every year, only three Americans are honored with the Citizen Service Before Self award—one of the most prestigious honors awarded...

Tim Giago: Cobell settlement just another government rip-off
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | Opinion
Tim Giago: Cobell settlement just another government rip-off (February 6, 2012)
Notes from Indian Country By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji) © 2012 Unity South Dakota Before you decide to throw rocks at Carol Good Bear, New Town, N. D., Kimberly Craven,...

Mark Ratledge: The burial of Elouise Cobell at Blackfeet Nation
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | Opinion
Mark Ratledge: The burial of Elouise Cobell at Blackfeet Nation (November 23, 2011)
"Elouise Cobell filed her class action suit in 1996 and originally thought it would take only three years to resolve the issues. She joined Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Attorney...

President Obama: Elouise Cobell leaves a strong legacy
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President Obama: Elouise Cobell leaves a strong legacy (October 27, 2011)
"With the passing of Elouise Cobell, a proud member of the Blackfeet Nation of Montana, we have lost a champion of Native American rights. Her persistent and determined leadership in...

Rep. Rahall statement on Elouise Cobell in Congressional Record
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Rep. Rahall statement on Elouise Cobell in Congressional Record (October 25, 2011)
Rep. Nick Rahall (D-West Virginia) is submitting the following remarks to the Congressional Record today. EXTENSION OF REMARKS OF THE HONORABLE NICK J. RAHALL, III OF WEST VIRGINIA IN THE...

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