The Indian Land Tenure Foundation is hosting a seminar on the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement next week.
The seminar, Restoring the Public Trust:Cobell v. Jewell and Beyond, takes place July 16 in Washington, D.C. One panel features Dennis Gingold, a solo practitioner who worked on the case from its inception in June 1996.
The event coincides with a Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on the Land
Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations. The settlement established a $1.9 billion land consolidation fund.
More information can be found on www.iltf.org/news/events/cobellcle.
Hearing on "Improving the Trust System: Continuing Oversight of the Department
of the Interior's Land Buy-Back Program" (July 16, 2014)
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs plans four
hearings in July (6/30)
ICT interview with Sen.
Walsh about delayed Cobell payments (06/18)
Elmeretta Blackbird: End
delay in Cobell settlement payment (06/12)
Cobell attorneys schedule meetings with
beneficiaries in Alaska (6/9)
Sen. Tester calls for speedy
distribution of Cobell settlement (06/05)
Cobell settlement checks expected within next three
Judge approves distribution
of second Cobell settlement check (5/30)
Cobell team to meet with beneficiaries in Oklahoma
next week (5/30)
Tex Hall: Distribute minimum
payments from Cobell settlement (05/19)
Long-delayed Cobell payments
range from $850 to nearly $10M (05/19)
Native Sun News: Cobell
checks could be delayed to December (05/14)
Cobell attorneys provide
update on settlement amid complaints (05/13)
Indian beneficiaries demand release of Cobell
settlement fund (5/12)
Jay Daniels: Cobell
settlement was flawed from beginning (04/18)
administrator responds to payment delay (04/16)
Letter from Cobell attorneys
on second settlement payment (04/16)
Lawmakers question delay in
payments from Cobell settlement (04/03)