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• • Salazar finalizes reforms to streamline leasing, spur economic development on 56 million acres of American Indian trust land (Department of Interior) 11/27/12

• • U.S. finalizes $3.4 billion settlement with American Indians (CNN) 11/27/12

• • Salazar announces final steps on Cobell litigation and implementation of settlement (Department of Interior) 11/26/12

• • Four tribes get $101M from settled trust lawsuits (The Daily Republic) 11/20/12

• • Cobell settlement cleared after Supreme Court dismisses appeal (Indianz.com) 11/8/12

• • Indians pull appeal to Cobell settlement; Government says payments by year's end (Indian Country Today) 11/8/12

• • Supreme Court decides not to consider challenge of $3.4B American Indian land trust settlement (Washington Post) 11/7/12

• • Tribal elders contemplate melting Arctic sea ice (Utne) 10/30/12

• • Secretary Salazar anticipates Cobell payments by end of year (Indianz.com) 10/23/12

• • USET gets an update on Tribal trust reform (Cherokee One Feather) 10/12/12

• • Supreme Court puts end to Samish Nation federal funding case (Indianz.com) 10/9/12

• • Three more American Indians file Cobell settlement appeals with U.S. Supreme Court (Indian Country Today) 9/21/12

• • More tribal trust fund settlements expected in coming weeks (Indianz.com) 9/20/12

• • Native American Rights Fund fires back at Cobell lawyers over fees (Indian Country Today) 9/19/12

• • Cobell lwyer critical of coverage; ICTMN posts clarification (Indian Country Today) 9/13/12

• • White House says lawyer in Cobell deal recused on administration conflicts; facts contradict (Indian Country Today) 9/10/12

• • Navajo President Shelly says permanent trust fund must benefit all Navajo people (Native News Network) 8/23/12

• • Inside Kimberly Craven’s Cobell appeal to U.S. Supreme Court (Indian Country Today) 8/19/12

• • Native Sun News: Cobell trust fund settlement moving forward (Indianz.com) 8/15/12

• • Tribes start receiving settlement money; Makah are beneficiaries of $25 million (Peninsuladailynews.com) 06/24/12

• • U.S. House agrees on tribal settlement funds (Bemidji Pioneer) 6/19/12

• • Agency delays final Shoshone claim payments (The Elko Daily Free Press) 06/04/12

• • Lawyers weigh appeal after court upholds $3.4 billion Native American settlement (Cronkite News) 05/23/12

• • DC Circuit affirms fairness of $3.4B Cobell trust fund settlement (Indians.com) 05/22/12

Read more in our Federal Court of Appeals Bulletin

• • $3.4 billion Indian land royalty settlement upheld (ABC News) 05/22/12

• • DC Circuit dismisses challenge to Western Shoshone trust bill (Indianz.com) 05/16/12

• • Supreme Court hears arguments on federal payment for American Indian tribes (The Jurist) 04/19/12

• • Tule River tribe gets $7.1m in federal settlement (The Fresno Bee) 04/16/12

• • Administration bucks precedent, pays out a billion (NPR.org) 04/16/12

• • Environmental group goes on offensive against Pebble (Alaska Dispatch) 04/16/12

• • U.S. will pay a settlement of $1 billion to 41 tribes (The New York Times) 04/13/12

• • Ute Tribe settles federal lawsuit (The Vernal Express) 04/12/12

• • Federal $1 billion settlement attempts new direction with tribes (MPR.org) 04/12/12

• • Attorney General Holder and Secretary Salazar announce $1 billion settlement of tribal trust accounting and management lawsuits filed by more than 40 tribes (US Department of Justice) 04/11/12

• • White House event on tribal trust case settlements (The White House) 04/10/12

• • The Ute Indian Tribe and the United States Department of Justice settle trust lawsuit (Pechanga) 04/06/12

• • Leech Lake Band threatens to derail land settlement (MPR.org) 03/31/12

• • Decades after U.S. swindle, Chippewa may be repaid (Star Tribune) 03/04/12

• • Fort Peck tribes OK $75 million settlement in lawsuit against Interior (Great Falls Tribune) 02/27/12

• • Chippewa's $28 million settlement expected (News From Indian Country) 02/27/12

• • Colville tribes win $193M for mismanaged lands (Tri-City Herald) 02/24/12

• • Chippewa's $28M settlement expected (Crookston Times) 02/16/12

• • First Cobell settlement appeal heard (Indian Country Today) 02/16/12

• • Federal hearing aims to address tribal funds (Bemidji Pioneer) 02/13/12

• • Woman challenges historic Native class-action settlement (Journal Star) 01/21/12

• • Court declines to reduce restitution by Abramoff associate to Tiguas, other tribes (Las Cruces-Sun News) 01/20/12

• • Federal Circuit reinstates trust claim in Wyoming tribes' case (Indianz.com) 01/10/12

 

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