Standing Rock Sioux Tribe compensates members

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe compensated members who lost land to the creation of the Oahe Dam on the Missouri River.

The tribe used gaming revenues to pay tribal members up to $40,000. "This is the first time we're ever getting justification for the land we lost," said Doug White Bull, 63, The Bismarck Tribune reported.

Congress created a trust fund to compensate the tribe for its losses but individual Indians were not included. So the tribe decided to allocate money for landowners and their descendants.

Get the Story:
Standing Rock money 'a long time coming' (The Bismarck Tribune 8/10)

$rl Standing Rock Sioux Tribe -