NARF welcomes settlement in Cobell trust lawsuit
The Native American Rights Fund welcomed the settlement in the Cobell trust fund lawsuit.

NARF was co-counsel in the case when it was filed in 1996. “We have been waiting for President Obama and his Administration to fulfill his campaign promise to settle the Indian trust fund litigation and he has met that commitment. We are very pleased," said executive director Larry EchoHawk.

NARF participated in the case until 2006, when it filed a similar case on behalf of 42 tribes. EchoHawk said he hopes to reach a settlement with the Obama administration.

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Agreement | Press Release | Q&A | Audio

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