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Trust fund settlements with tribes hit $2.61B mark under Obama

Hilary Tompkins, Solicitor at the Interior Department, speaks at the April 2012 tribal trust fund settlement announcement at the White House. Photo from Indianz / Twitter

The Obama administration is signing the largest tribal trust fund settlement this week, bringing the total dollar value to $2.61 billion.

The $554 million settlement with the Navajo Nation is the latest in a long line of agreements dating back to April 2012. That's when the White House announced settlements with 41 tribes for a total of $1.023 billion.

The list has grown steadily since then. The settlements put an end to nearly all the tribal lawsuits that were filed prior to a statute of limitations that expired in December 2006.

The Navajo Nation settlement will be signed at a press conference in Window Rock, Arizona, the tribe's capital, on Friday.

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U.S. to pay Navajo Nation $554 million in largest settlement with single Indian tribe (The Washington Post 9/24)

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