Elmeretta Blackbird: End delay in Cobell settlement payment

Indian beneficiaries in Oklahoma demand release of Cobell settlement funds at this protest last year. Photo from Katherine Ware-Perosi / Change.Org

Elmeretta Blackbird calls for an immediate distribution of the final payment from the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement:
Elouise Cobell fought a long, hard battle to get money stolen by government employees. This money has proved to be stolen and yet the government does not pay out the settlement.

Every Native American Indian has a tribal ID number for their accounts, yet they are looking for people. Put the money in their accounts.

They are still paying the people they hired. The money they are taking from the Cobell settlement is paying their wages. Why?

Get the Story:
Elmeretta Blackbird: Put the money in the tribal members' accounts (The Billings Gazette 6/12)

Relevant Documents:
Judge Hogan's Order (May 29, 2014) | Plaintiffs' Motion (May 23, 2014)

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