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Government won’t put liens on divided tribal lands

August 10, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

WASHINGTON (AP) Native American tribes don’t have to reimburse the government for buying divided-up tribal land so it can be returned to them, the Department of Interior said Friday. Continue Reading

Montana tribes start receiving settlement money

June 22, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

HELENA, Mont. (AP) Some Indian tribes have started receiving their shares of a $1 billion settlement with the U.S. government over mismanagement of their money and trust lands, while others are waiting and remain undecided on what to do with their windfall. Continue Reading

Montana tribes start receiving settlement money

June 22, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

HELENA, Mont. (AP) Some Indian tribes have started receiving their shares of a $1 billion settlement with the U.S. government over mismanagement of their money and trust lands, while others are waiting and remain undecided on what to do with their windfall. Continue Reading

Obit: Elouise Cobell, 65, Blackfeet woman who led Indian land royalties fight

October 17, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Elouise Cobell, the Blackfeet woman who led a 15-year legal fight to force the U.S. government to account for more than a century of mismanaged Indian land royalties, died Sunday. She was 65. Continue Reading