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Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement
NCAI to consider resolution in support of Cobell bill


The National Congress of American Indians is expected to pass a resolution in support of an $8 billion settlement to the Cobell trust fund lawsuit, The Arizona Republic reports.

NCAI was told this week that the White House is delaying the settlement. A White House official confirmed the Bush administration hasn't provided a number to the Senate Indian Affairs Committee.

The bill's chances of passage this year have grown slim. Congress is out of session and won't return until November for a couple more weeks of work.

Get the Story:
Billions in payouts to Indians in jeopardy (The Arizona Republic 10/6)

Relevant Documents:
Staff Draft of Cobell Settlement Bill (Posted by ITMA)

Senate Indian Affairs Committee Statement:
INDIAN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE POSTPONES CONSIDERATION OF TRUST REFORM LEGISLATION (August 2, 2006)

Indian Trust Reform Act:
S.1439 | H.R.4322

Relevant Links:
Senate Indian Affairs Committee - http://indian.senate.gov
Indian Trust: Cobell v. Kempthorne - http://www.indiantrust.com
Office of Special Trustee - http://www.ost.doi.gov
Cobell v. Norton, Department of Justice - http://www.usdoj.gov/civil/cases/cobell/index.htm

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