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Details announced for meetings about $380M Keepseagle fund






Plaintiffs and attorneys in Keepseagle lawsuit are seen in this 2011 photo following the announcement of a settlement. Photo by Native Sun News

Details have been released for meetings about creating a $380 million trust fund from the Keepseagle settlement.

The Department of Agriculture settled the lawsuit in 2011 to address discrimination against Native ranchers and farmers. All claims were successfully processed so the Keepseagle plaintiffs and the Obama administration are proposing to create a $380 million trust fund to distribute the money to non-profit organizations that serve Native ranchers and farmers.

Input from Indian Country will be solicited at a series of meetings. The schedule follows:
July 30, Tulsa, OK
Hard Rock Resort
777 West Cherokee Street
Catoosa, OK 74015

Aug. 5, Albuquerque, NM
Isleta Resort
11000 Broadway SE
Albuquerque, NM 87105

Aug. 7, Phoenix/Scottsdale, AZ
Talking Stick Resort
9800 E. Indian Bend Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85256

Aug. 12, Rapid City, SD
Best Western Ramkota Hotel
2111 N. LaCrosse Street
Rapid City, SD 57701

Aug. 14, Bismarck, ND
Best Western Ramkota Hotel
800 S. 3rd Street
Bismarck, ND 58504

Aug. 19, Spokane, WA
Northern Quest Resort
100 North Hayford Road
Airway Heights, WA 99001

Aug. 21, Billings, MT
Holiday Inn Grand Montana
5500 Midland Road
Billings, Montana 59101

Aug. 26, Raleigh, NC
McKimmon Conference & Training Center
1101 Gorman Street
Raleigh, NC 27606

All meetings will take place from 9:30am to 4pm local time. The Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative will be moderating the sessions.

Additionally, three webinars have been scheduled. The details follow:
Aug. 6, 2-5pm Mountain Time
To register for the webinar, please visit: attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/172771019936164610

To participate via telephone only, please call: 866-901-2585 or 404-835-7099 at least 15 minutes before the webinar is scheduled to begin (1:45p MT) and provide your information to the operator with the access code: 4057585

Aug. 16, 10am-1pm Mountain Time
To register, please visit: attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4870689536306820866

To participate via telephone only, please call: 866-901-2585 or 404-835-7099 at least 15 minutes before the webinar is scheduled to begin (9:45a MT) and provide your information to the operator with the access code: 2575793

Aug. 20, 6-9pm Mountain Time
To register, please visit: attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/573117497260638466

To participate via telephone only, please call: 866-901-2585 or 404-835-7099 at least 15 minutes before the webinar is scheduled to begin (5:45p MT) and provide your information to the operator with the access code: 3181396

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