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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs focuses on agribusiness opportunities
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs focuses on agribusiness opportunities (January 16, 2018)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is holding its first hearing of 2018.

Keepseagle payments delayed as opponents take case to Supreme Court
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Keepseagle payments delayed as opponents take case to Supreme Court (January 10, 2018)
Indian farmers and ranchers are on pins and needles as they wait for another round of payments from the historic yet mangled Keepseagle lawsuit.

Trump administration offers harsh view on $680 million Keepseagle settlement
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Trump administration offers harsh view on $680 million Keepseagle settlement (October 2, 2017)
A federal appeals court won't rehear a challenge to the remaining funds in the $680 million Keepseagle settlement even as the Trump administration characterized it as a bad deal.

Court decision supports release of $380M in Keepseagle settlement funds
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Court decision supports release of $380M in Keepseagle settlement funds (May 16, 2017)
Another big chunk of funds should be headed to Indian Country as part of a historic settlement over discrimination against Indian farmers and ranchers.

Native Sun News Today: Appeals court takes up Keepseagle lawsuit
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Native Sun News Today: Appeals court takes up Keepseagle lawsuit (February 8, 2017)
Two tribal citizens are disputing how the remaining $380 million in settlement funds will be used.

Council on Native American Farming and Ranching gets new members
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Council on Native American Farming and Ranching gets new members (December 5, 2016)
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack appointed six members and re-appointed five others to the panel.

Native Sun News: Appeal delays release of Keepseagle checks
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Native Sun News: Appeal delays release of Keepseagle checks (July 22, 2016)
Keepseagle claimants who were hoping to receive a supplemental payment of $21,275 sometime this summer will have to wait for the outcome of an appeal filed by the ex-husband of one of the lead plaintiffs.

Nominees sought for Council for Native American Farming and Ranching
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Nominees sought for Council for Native American Farming and Ranching (July 6, 2016)
The group works on ways to eliminate barriers to Native American participation in Department of Agriculture programs.

Native Sun News: Additional funds coming from Keepseagle case
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Native Sun News: Additional funds coming from Keepseagle case (June 14, 2016)
Parties in the Keepseagle settlement reached an agreement which will provide original claimants a supplemental payment of $18,500 directly and $2,775 paid to the IRS on their behalf, for a total supplemental award of $21,275.

Keepseagle attorneys open application process for $38M in grants
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Keepseagle attorneys open application process for $38M in grants (May 25, 2016)
Grants will be awarded to non-profits, tribal programs and educational institutions that provide services to Native farmers and ranchers.

Keepseagle attorneys announce $38 million in one-time grants
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Keepseagle attorneys announce $38 million in one-time grants (May 17, 2016)
The Native American Agricultural Fast Track Fund will award the funds by the end of the year.

Judge approves agreement for $380M in leftover Keepseagle funds
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Judge approves agreement for $380M in leftover Keepseagle funds (April 21, 2016)
Indian ranchers and farmers who experienced discrimination will receive another payment and $265 million will go to a new trust aimed at helping ranchers and farmers.

Judge weighs compromise for $380M in leftover Keepseagle funds
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Judge weighs compromise for $380M in leftover Keepseagle funds (February 5, 2016)
The Obama administration reached a settlement to address discrimination against Indian farmers and ranchers but most of the funds remain unspent.

Lakota Country Times: Lakota Funds gains USDA loan approval
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Lakota Country Times: Lakota Funds gains USDA loan approval (October 14, 2015)
Lakota Funds will now be able to provide up to $300,000 in capital for eligible Indian-owned agricultural businesses located on the Pine Ridge Reservation or within 50 miles of reservation boundaries.

Judge can't reopen Keepseagle case after $380M goes unspent
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Judge can't reopen Keepseagle case after $380M goes unspent (July 27, 2015)
The lead plaintiffs wanted another round of payments while the Obama administration and other attorneys wanted to create a new trust fund with the leftover money.

Marshall Matz: Fight for $380M in Keepseagle funds continues
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Marshall Matz: Fight for $380M in Keepseagle funds continues (July 1, 2015)
Do you remember the class action litigation Keepseagle v. USDA claiming discrimination against Indian farmers and ranchers?

Indian farmers rally over $380M in unspent Keepseagle funds
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Indian farmers rally over $380M in unspent Keepseagle funds (June 29, 2015)
Indian farmers and ranchers are opposing a plan to distribute the money to non-profits.

Indian farmers protest foundation with $380M Keepseagle funds
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Indian farmers protest foundation with $380M Keepseagle funds (December 4, 2014)
Lead plaintiff Marilyn Keepseagle spoke out in court against the proposal.

Keepseagle plaintiffs oppose use of $380M to create foundation
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Keepseagle plaintiffs oppose use of $380M to create foundation (September 30, 2014)
Marilyn and George Keepseagle say they have been sidelined for not agreeing to the foundation.

11 named to Council for Native American Farming and Ranching
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11 named to Council for Native American Farming and Ranching (September 8, 2014)
The council was created by the Keepseagle settlement over discrimination at the Department of Agriculture.

Native Sun News: Indian farmers question Keepseagle attorneys
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Native Sun News: Indian farmers question Keepseagle attorneys (August 22, 2014)
The plaintiffs of the historic Keepseagle lawsuit that pitted the Native American farmers and ranchers against the United States Department of Agriculture are now questioning the reliability of their own counsel.

Details announced for meetings about $380M Keepseagle fund
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Details announced for meetings about $380M Keepseagle fund (July 17, 2014)
Input from Indian Country will be solicited at a series of meetings and webinars.

Keepseagle attorneys schedule meetings to discuss $380M fund
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Keepseagle attorneys schedule meetings to discuss $380M fund (July 8, 2014)
The fund would distribute grants to non-profits that serve Native ranchers and farmers.

Council for Native American Farming and Ranching to meet
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Council for Native American Farming and Ranching to meet (November 25, 2013)
The Council for Native American Farming and Ranching will meet next month in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Prosecutors seek $944K from former chair of  Blackfeet Nation
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Prosecutors seek $944K from former chair of Blackfeet Nation (November 19, 2013)
The federal government is seeking to recover more than $944,000 from the former chairman of the Blackfeet Nation of Montana.

USDA questions plan  to create $380M Keepseagle foundation
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USDA questions plan to create $380M Keepseagle foundation (September 18, 2013)
The Department of Agriculture is objecting to a proposal to use $380 million from the Keepseagle settlement to create a new foundation for Indian Country.

Opinion: Keepseagle foundation   boosts farmers and ranchers
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Opinion: Keepseagle foundation boosts farmers and ranchers (September 13, 2013)
Plaintiffs in the Keepseagle settlement over discrimination at the Department of Agriculture explain plans to use $380 million for new Indian Country foundation.

Choctaw Nation seeks $58.5M from Keepseagle   for foundation
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Choctaw Nation seeks $58.5M from Keepseagle for foundation (September 6, 2013)
The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma is seeking $58.5 million in unused funds from the Keepseagle settlement over discrimination at the Department of Agriculture.

Keepseagle   foundation would share $380M  with Indian Country
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Keepseagle foundation would share $380M with Indian Country (September 3, 2013)
The plaintiffs in the Keepseagle lawsuit are proposing to create a foundation that would share $380 million with Indian Country.

Magazine:  Farmers hope  for new era with  USDA  settlement
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Magazine: Farmers hope for new era with USDA settlement (August 27, 2013)
Cowboys & Indians Magazine reports on the $760 million Keepseagle settlement to resolve discrimination against Indian farmers and ranchers at the Department of Agriculture.

IRS  hosts phone forum on tax issues and recent settlements
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IRS hosts phone forum on tax issues and recent settlements (June 11, 2013)
The Internal Revenue Service will be hosting a phone forum on June 26 to discuss tax issues affecting recent settlements in Indian Country. The agenda for the forum lists three...

Most of Indian farmer discrimination settlement goes  unspent
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Most of Indian farmer discrimination settlement goes unspent (April 26, 2013)
Less than half of the $760 million Keepseagle settlement has been distributed to Indian farmers and ranchers, The New York Times reports. The Obama administration reached the settlement to resolve...

Cherokee Nation farmers receive Keepseagle settlement funds
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Cherokee Nation farmers receive Keepseagle settlement funds (September 5, 2012)
Members of the Cherokee Nation who experienced Department of Agriculture are receiving payments from the $760 million Keepseagle settlement. The tribe said "millions" of dollars went to Cherokee farmers and...

Payments from $760M Keepseagle settlement being distributed
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Payments from $760M Keepseagle settlement being distributed (September 3, 2012)
Indian farmers and ranchers who experienced discrimination at the Department of Agriculture are receiving payments from the $760 million Keepseagle settlement. Some 19 farmers in Robeson County, North Carolina, received...

Council for Native American Farming and Ranching sets meet
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Council for Native American Farming and Ranching sets meet (August 10, 2012)
The Council for Native American Farming and Ranching will hold its first meeting in Washington, D.C., next week. The council was created by the Keepseagle settlement over discrimination at the...

Judge approves expedited payments for Keepseagle settlement
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Judge approves expedited payments for Keepseagle settlement (August 2, 2012)
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., approved expedited payments in the $760 million Keepseagle settlement over discrimination at the Department of Agriculture. The settlement created two tracks. Indian farmers and...

Council for Native American Farming and Ranching picks named
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Council for Native American Farming and Ranching picks named (May 25, 2012)
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the members of the Council for Native American Farming and Ranching on Thursday. The council was created by the Keepseagle settlement over discrimination at the...

White House official also hopeful for  tribal trust settlements
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | Law | Politics | Trust
White House official also hopeful for tribal trust settlements (March 6, 2012)
The Obama administration remains optimistic about reaching more Indian trust management settlements, a senior White House official said today. Since President Barack Obama took office, the federal government settled the...

At least 5,100   claims filed for share of Keepseagle settlement
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At least 5,100 claims filed for share of Keepseagle settlement (January 12, 2012)
At least 5,100 claims have been filed as part of the the $760 million Keepseagle settlement for discrimination at the Department of Agriculture, The Weekly Alibi reports. A significant number...

Deadline approaches for  claims in  Keepseagle settlement
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Deadline approaches for claims in Keepseagle settlement (December 13, 2011)
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...

Native Sun News: Keepseagle litigation settled after 11 years
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Native Sun News: Keepseagle litigation settled after 11 years (October 13, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Karin Eagle Baca. All content © Native Sun News. Back row L-R Class Counselors David Franz and Christine Webber, Gene Cadotte, Tex...

Tom Vilsack: Making the Agriculture Department open to all
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Tom Vilsack: Making the Agriculture Department open to all (May 20, 2011)
"Before I was sworn in as Secretary of Agriculture, recent folks who had the job—both Republican and Democratic—suggested that it was important that I set a new, proactive course to...

Claims for  $760M Keepseagle settlement due   December 24
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Claims for $760M Keepseagle settlement due December 24 (May 11, 2011)
Indian farmers and ranchers who want a share of the $760 million settlement to the Keepseagle case must file claims by December 24. The settlement creates two tracks. For Track...

Judge approves $760M   settlement  for Keepseagle    lawsuit
Law
Judge approves $760M settlement for Keepseagle lawsuit (April 29, 2011)
A federal judge gave final approval to the $760 million settlement in the Keepseagle case.

Judge questions banks selected for Keepseagle settlement
Law
Judge questions banks selected for Keepseagle settlement (April 27, 2011)
A federal judge is questioning the selection of banks that will hold settlement funds for the Keepseagle case regarding discrimination at the Department of Agriculture.

Banks identified for settlement funds in Keepseagle case
Law
Banks identified for settlement funds in Keepseagle case (April 26, 2011)
The plaintiffs in the Keepseagle case have identified five banks -- including one owned by the Chickasaw Nation -- to hold and invest settlement funds. The plaintiffs said four banks...

DOJ seeks to limit attorney fees in USDA discrimination lawsuit
Law
DOJ seeks to limit attorney fees in USDA discrimination lawsuit (March 22, 2011)
The Department of Justice is asking a federal judge to limit attorneys fees for the plaintiffs in the Keepseagle case. The attorneys asked for $60.8 million. The Obama administration says...

Editorial: Lawyers the true beneficiaries in Indian settlements
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | Opinion
Editorial: Lawyers the true beneficiaries in Indian settlements (February 25, 2011)
"The way I see it Elouise Cobell’s intentions were that of receiving what was owed. Is this truly the case in this case, with the lawyers pocketing large sums of...

Informational meetings for Keepseagle  case set in  Oklahoma
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Informational meetings for Keepseagle case set in Oklahoma (February 16, 2011)
The attorneys in the Keepseagle case regarding discrimination at the Department of Agriculture will be holding three meetings in Oklahoma.

Attorneys in Keepseagle discrimination case seek $60.8M in fees
Law
Attorneys in Keepseagle discrimination case seek $60.8M in fees (January 20, 2011)
Attorneys for the plaintiffs in the Keepseagle case regarding discrimination at the Department of Agriculture are seeking $60.8 million in fees.

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