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Democracy Now: Obama signs bill with Cobell settlement into law


"And President Obama has signed into law a pair of multi-billion-dollar settlements resolving longstanding lawsuits over the mismanagement of Native American land trusts and discrimination against African-American farmers. Under the Cobell settlement, $3.4 billion will be paid out to more than 300,000 Native Americans to settle claims over unpaid royalties on seized lands. African-American farmers will receive just more than $1.1 billion under the Pigford II settlement for having been systemically denied aid and loans by the U.S. Department of Agriculture."

Get the Story:
Obama Authorizes Settlements for Native Americans, Black Farmers (Democracy Now 12/9)

Also Today:
Obama signs historic Cobell settlement (Indian Country Today 12/9)
President signs Indian Trust Fund Settlement Act (The Cherokee One Feather 12/9)
Cobell settlement signed by Obama (The Sioux Falls Argus Leader 12/9)
Obama signs law; Cobell sees 'justice' (AP 12/9)
Obama signs $4.6B settlement with Native Americans, black farmers (KXLH-TV 12/8)
Obama Signs Landmark Settlement Bill into Law (KFBB-TV 12/8)
Obama signs land claims legislation (The Press Association 12/8)
Justice to black farmers, Indian tribes (CNN 12/8)
Holder: Black Farmer and Indian Settlements Have Safeguards Against Fraud (Main Justice 12/8)

Cobell Settlement Documents:
Agreement | Press Release | Q&A | Audio

Relevant Documents:
Elouise Cobell | President Obama | DOJ/DOI/USDA | Roll Call
NCAI | Sen. Dorgan | Sen. Baucus | Rep. Cole | Rep. Pallone

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