County reduces budget as it battles Chehalis Tribe (December 11, 2009)
Officials in Thurston County, Washington, say they are running out of money to pay for a lawsuit filed by the Chehalis Tribe. The tribe operates the Great Wolf Lodge on...
Yerington Paiute Tribe vote results in five-way tie (December 11, 2009)
The Yerington Paiute Tribe of Nevada will hold a meeting to discuss how to resolve a five-way tie for a council seat. Voters filled six seats on the council but...
Lynne Harlan: A new era in federal Indian relations (December 11, 2009)
"This week, a landmark lawsuit settlement was offered in the Cobell v. United States case. Basically, the Cobell parties sued the Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Indian...
Editorial: Acknowledge past mistakes in trust fund (December 11, 2009)
"We’re glad to see the end is in sight for American Indians’ lawsuit against the federal government over alleged mismanagement of individual trust accounts. Ultimately, the Indians lowered their settlement...
Editorial: A long overdue settlement to Cobell suit (December 11, 2009)
"It’s long overdue, but it appears that finally a agreement has been reached to settle a lawsuit on behalf of Native Americans that was led by Blackfeet tribal member Elouise...
Editorial: Support settlement for Cobell trust case (December 11, 2009)
"The settlement of the Cobell class-action lawsuit on Native American lands deserves the full support of our congressional delegation. The settlement would pay $1.4 billion in compensation to heirs and...
Editorial: Settling more than a century of injustice (December 11, 2009)
"American taxpayers got off easy with a $3.4 billion settlement of a lawsuit over the shameful and incompetent handling of individual Indian trust accounts by the U.S. government. This 13-year-old...
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