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Deadline approaches for claims in Keepseagle settlement

Indian farmers and ranchers who want a share of the $760 million Keepseagle settlement must file claims by December 27.

The settlement creates two tracks. For Track A, those who can show they were the victims of discrimination and complained about it are eligible for payments of up to $50,000.

Track B allows payments of up to $250,000. Claimants must provide proof of actual economic losses after suffering discrimination and after complaining about it.

To assist claimants, the Cherokee Nation is offering free assistance from December 19-21.

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CN offers Keepseagle claims filing assistance (The Cherokee Phoenix 12/13)

Relevant Documents:
Plaintiffs Press Release | Settlement | Notice Form A | Notice Form B
Damages Award | Loan Debt Relief
Native American Farmers and Ranchers Council | Named Plaintiffs
President Obama Statement | USDA Press Release

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