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MPR: Chippewa Tribe receives $2M from trust settlement

"Some Minnesota Native American tribes will benefit from a $1 billion settlement with the federal government.

The agreement was announced Wednesday and addresses mismanagement by the federal government of Native American trust accounts. It also signals a new direction in the way federal agencies work in Indian country.

Minnesota's Chippewa Tribe will receive just under $2 million of the settlement.

Gary Frazer, the tribe's executive director, said "The Minnesota Chippewa Tribe got very little of that. In fact tribes in the Midwest got very little of that compared to the tribes out West.""

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Federal $1 billion settlement attempts new direction with tribes (Minnesota Public Radio 4/12)

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