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Meetings set in Mdewakanton trust fund lawsuit

Two meetings in Nebraska will be held on Saturday to discuss the Mdewakanton trust mismanagement suit.

The plaintiffs in Wolfchild v. US say the federal government breached its responsibilities by failing to hold land and the proceeds from it in a trust. A federal judge agreed in a decision last October, paving the way for the recovery of damages.

The plaintiffs are Mdewakanton descendants who say they have been excluded from membership in three wealthy tribes. About 1,200 people, including Santee Sioux tribal members in Nebraska, are affected.

Get the Story:
Some Santee Sioux may be eligible for Minnesota casino land (The Sioux City Journal 1/28)

Court Decision:
Wolfchild v. US (October 27, 2004)

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