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Filed Under: National | Politics
White House Tribal Nations Conference takes place December 3 (10/20)
President Barack Obama has held the conference every years since 2009.

Filed Under: Cobell | National
DOI makes $63.5M in land offers on Lake Traverse Reservation (10/10)
Nearly 2,800 landowners have received offers to sell their fractionated interests.

Filed Under: Cobell | National
Landowners on Crow Reservation learn more about buy-back (10/10)
The Crow Tribe hosted an outreach event to help people decide whether to accept offers.

Filed Under: Law
Ute Tribe asks DOI to intervene in jurisdiction dispute with state (10/09)
Tribal leaders say a state attorney made racist statements in court and in court filings.

Filed Under: Cobell | National
DOI sends $298M in offers to landowners on Crow Reservation (10/06)
Responses to the offers are due by November 21.

Filed Under: Cobell | Education | National
DOI puts another $1M from lands sales into Cobell scholarships (10/01)
The fund now boasts a balance of more than $4.5 million.

Filed Under: Opinion | Trust
Editorial: Long delayed trust fund settlement for Navajo Nation (09/30)
The New York Times welcomes a $554 million trust fund settlement for the Navajo Nation.

Filed Under: Opinion | Trust
Donna Ennis: Ancestor starting asking about trust fund in 1900s (09/29)
Donna Ennis shares correspondence between her great grandfather and the Interior Department over his trust funds.

Filed Under: Business | Law | National
9th Circuit rebuffs EEOC in dispute over tribal hiring preferences (09/26)
The ruling is a major blow to the agency, which has long contended that tribal preferences are illegal.

Filed Under: Cobell | National
Montana tribe expects a second round of Cobell buy-back offers (09/26)
Some $8.3 million in offers already went out to landowners earlier this month.

Filed Under: Law | National | Trust
Navajo Nation to host meetings to discuss $554M settlement (09/25)
The signing ceremony will be webcast by the Navajo Nation Council.

Filed Under: Law | National | Trust
Navajo Nation leaders weigh use of $554M trust fund settlement (09/23)
The payout is the largest tribal settlement reached by the Obama administration.

Filed Under: Law | Trust
Navajo Nation to announce trust fund settlement this Friday (09/22)
President Ben Shelly will be joined by Secretary Sally Jewell and Kevin Washburn in Window Rock, the tribe's capital, for the announcement.

Filed Under: Law
9th Circuit rules against Chemehuevi Tribe in land deed case (09/18)
The court says land conveyances cannot be made without the consent of Congress.

Filed Under: Cobell | National
DOI offers $9.4M for Cobell buy-backs on Umatilla Reservation (09/16)
The offers were made to nearly 1,800 landowners, who have until October 31 to respond.

Filed Under: Cobell | National
Checks from final payment of Cobell settlement put in the mail (09/16)
Some $941.6 million will be reaching members of the Trust Administration Class in the next several days.

Filed Under: Cobell | National | Politics
Sen. Tester applauds approval of final Cobell settlement payout (09/12)
The chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee had been pushing for the payments to be sent out as soon as possible.

Filed Under: Cobell | National
Judge approves motion to distribute Cobell settlement payment (09/11)
The Trust Administration Class payments will total $941.6 million and the base payment will be $869, according to a motion filed in federal court.

Filed Under: Cobell | National
Native Sun News: Final Cobell payment might 'almost' be ready (09/11)
According to the Garden City Group, the long awaited payment of the historic Cobell lawsuit can be expected in 3-5 weeks.

Filed Under: Cobell | National
Cobell buy-back program includes base offer of $75 for interests (09/10)
One person's interest on the Flathead Reservation in Montana was appraised at just 52 cents so the base payment creates an incentive.

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