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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.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | Politics
Audio: House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs (09/10)
Lawmakers took testimony on a tribal consultation bill and an Alaska Native land transfer.

Filed Under: Cobell | National
DOI expands Cobell buy-back program to four more reservations (09/08)
Since the program started last winter, DOI has successfully concluded $103 million in transactions and has transferred nearly 265,000 acres to tribal governments.

Filed Under: Cobell | National
Final payments from Cobell settlement closer to being distributed (09/04)
Checks could be sent out by the end of September and will take 5 to 7 days to reach beneficiaries.

Filed Under: Cobell | National
Gila River Indian Community to see $77.6M from Cobell buy-back (08/29)
Responses are due October 10, the Interior Department said in a press release.

Filed Under: Cobell | National
DOI extends $100M in Cobell buy-back offers on two reservations (08/28)
The offers went out to more than 4,000 landowners on the Gila River Indian Community and on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation.

Filed Under: Cobell | National
Cobell buy-backs could return over 38K acres to tribe in Montana (08/28)
Starting next week, tribal members will be receiving offers to sell their fractionated interests.

Filed Under: Cobell | Opinion
Tim Giago: Greedy lawyers and government ruin Cobell settlement (08/27)
The process of settling the so-called Cobell settlement has turned into a joke.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National | Recognition
Non-recognized tribe in Texas hails ruling in eagle feather case (08/26)
The court held that the Interior Department failed to explain why Indians who are members of non-recognized tribes can't possess eagle feathers.

Filed Under: National | Recognition
Recently recognized Tejon Tribe to close enrollment next month (08/22)
Membership is based on a roll from December 1915, according to a legal notice that was published in The Los Angeles Times.

Filed Under: Education | Opinion
Ryan Wilson: Native language immersion programs need support (08/21)
Tribes are moving with urgency and purpose to save their languages and some of these efforts include immersion programs within Bureau of Indian Education schools.

Filed Under: Law | National | Trust
Secretary Jewell issues order and guidance on trust relationship (08/21)
Order will help Interior Department bureaus and offices carry out their responsibilities to tribes and individual Indians.

Filed Under: Cobell | National
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes see $7.4M for buyback (08/21)
Tribal members will finally see offers to sell their fractionated interests as part of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.

Filed Under: Cobell | National
Still no word on Cobell payments as end of August approaches (08/20)
The final payment from the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement remains in limbo.

Filed Under: Education
Secretary Jewell to visit Indian schools in Maine and Minnesota (08/15)
Obama administration officials will visit a school in Maine that is due to be replaced and another one in Minnesota that needs federal funds.

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