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Cobell to update account holders on lawsuit
Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Elouise Cobell, the lead plaintiff in the Cobell v. Norton lawsuit, will be giving Indian Country an update on the latest developments in the landmark trust fund case.

Cobell plans to visit reservations in Idaho, Arizona and New Mexico to speak with account holders, update them on the case and hear their concerns. She also will appear on the nationally-broadcast radio program Native America Calling.

Joining Cobell will be Keith Harper, a member of the Cherokee Nation and attorney for the Native American Rights Fund, and attorneys William Dorris and David Smith

Additional visits to Indian communities may be scheduled in the future. For more information please contact Steven Powell at (406) 338-2992.

The schedule is as follows:
Monday, August 29
11:00am - 12:00pm - Native American Calling -
5:30pm - 7:30pm - Fort Hall Reservation, Idaho, Tribal Council Chambers

Tuesday, August 30
10:00am - 11:30am - Gila River Reservation, Arizona, Location to be determined.
1:30pm - 3:00pm - Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community:
Scottsdale Community College, Turquoise Room
9000 E. Chaparral Road
Scottsdale, Arizona
6:00pm - 8:00pm - Tohono O’odham Reservation:
San Xavier District Center
2018 W. San Xavier Road
Tucson, Arizona

Thursday, September 1
10:00am - 1:00pm - Navajo Nation:
Huerfano Chapter House
Bldg. 536, County Rd. 7150
South of Bloomfield, NM on NM 550

The Cobell case was filed in June 1996. It seeks an historical accounting of the Individual Indian Money (IIM) trust and reform of the trust system.

Relevant Links:
Indian Trust: Cobell v. Norton -
Cobell v. Norton, Department of Justice -

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