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ICTMN’s Rob Capriccioso Discusses Billion-Dollar Settlement on NPR

Indian Country Today Media Network’s Washington, D.C. Bureau Chief Rob Capriccioso appeared on National Public Radio to discuss the recent decision by the Obama Administration to resolve 41 long-standing disputes with Indian tribal governments over the federal mismanagement of trust funds and resources for a sum of $1.023 billion.

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Trust Issues

11/24/2018

article Samish Nation celebrates approval of land-into-trust application
(Washington) -- It took more than eight years but the Samish Nation has finally secured approval of a land-into-trust application in Washington state. And though the...

4/14/2018

article Supreme Court case tests weight of old Native American treaties in 21st century
(Washington) -- On April 18, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Washington v. United States, which pits the state of Washington against the...

4/7/2018

article Supervisors object to more land placement in Sac and Fox Tribal Trust
(Iowa) -- Citing an estimated loss and additional $2,200 annually in property tax revenue and loss of knowledge of land use, the Tama County Board of Supervisors voted 3...

3/27/2017

article Tulalips honor longtime pastor at medicine wheel dedication
(Washington) -- The Tulalip Tribes marked the first day of spring last week by dedicating a new medicine wheel garden and honoring a longtime friend. On the grounds of...

1/31/2015

article Tribe, local leaders at odds over land trust
(Minnesota) -- For 10 years, Scott County Commissioner Barbara Marschall has considered throwing away a file sitting on her bookshelf. It’s full of information...

1/31/2013

article Off-Rez Enrollees Fight For Salazar Payments
(Minnesota) -- A group of Standing Rock Sioux Tribal members known as Active Citizens for Tribal Truth (ACTT) are fighting for the equal dispersal of funds from the...

10/12/2012

article USET gets an update on Tribal Trust Reform
(Connecticut) -- Part of President Barak Obama’s commitment to fulfilling the United State’s trust responsibilities to American Indians and Alaska Natives,...

5/17/2012

article DC court: Tribal faction can't block land payments
(Washington D.C.) -- A federal appeals court is telling an Indian tribal faction it can't block the distribution of money that Congress allocated to settle land...

4/26/2012

article Mendocino tribe settles federal lawsuit for $8.5 million
(California) -- A tribe in remote northeastern Mendocino County will receive $8.5 million to settle a lawsuit alleging federal mismanagement of tribal resources dating...

4/25/2012

article Norman Deschampe: Trust fund bill fair to Chippewa bands
(Minnesota) -- Tomorrow, the House Natural Resources Committee will mark up H.R. 1272, the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Judgment Fund Distribution Act of 2011.
article Round Valley Indian Tribes receive $8.5M trust settlement
(California) -- The Round Valley Indian Tribes of California accepted $8.5 million to settle a trust mismanagement lawsuit. The tribes sought damages for the federal...

4/24/2012

article Arthur LaRose: Trust fund bill a threat to tribal sovereignty
(Minnesota) -- This year, Congress held two hearings on legislative proposals to distribute a 1999 federal court settlement of $20 million approved for damages inflicted...

4/17/2012

article ICTMN’s Rob Capriccioso Discusses Billion-Dollar Settlement on NPR
(Washington D.C.) -- Indian Country Today Media Network’s Washington, D.C. Bureau Chief Rob Capriccioso appeared on National Public Radio to discuss the recent...

4/16/2012

article Administration Bucks Precedent, Pays Out A Billion
(Washington D.C.) -- The Justice Department and 41 Native American tribes recently announced a roughly $1 billion settlement. The agreement settles long-standing...
article Tule River tribe gets $7.1m in federal settlement
(California) -- The Tule River Indian Tribe will get $7.1 million after settling a lawsuit that claimed the federal government mismanaged tribal trust fund accounts.

4/14/2012

article Leech Lake Band receives $3.5M in trust fund settlement
(Minnesota) -- The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Indians in Minnesota will receive $3.5 million through a trust fund settlement with the federal government.
article NARF cites Obama as catalyst for tribal trust settlements
(Colorado) -- President Barack Obama led the charge to settle 41 tribal trust cases, John Echohawk of the Native American Rights Fund said on Thursday.
article Ute tribes to benefit from $1B settlement
(Utah) -- Two Ute Indian tribes are among 41 tribes nationwide to reach a $1 billion settlement with the federal government in lawsuit alleging mismanagement of tribal...
article Irene Cuch: The future of the federal trust responsibility
(Utah) -- The following letter from Irene C. Cuch, the chairwoman of the Ute Tribe of Utah, was sent to Attorney General Eric Holder on April 10. The tribe has reached a...

4/13/2012

article Federal $1 billion settlement attempts new direction with tribes
(Minnesota) -- Some Minnesota Native American tribes will benefit from a $1 billion settlement with the federal government. The agreement was announced Wednesday and...
article Government pays $1billion compensation to Indian tribes over century-old claims to money and land
(Washington D.C.) -- The federal government is set to pay out more than $1billion to a number of American Indian tribes to settle disputes which have been ongoing for...
article Idaho Tribes Part Of Billion Dollar Settlement But There's More Than Money
(Idaho) -- A landmark settlement announced this week between the federal government and Native American tribes is expected to have long-term effects beyond the $1...
article Millions on hold in tribal case
(Washington D.C.) -- A class-action settlement that could bring $45 million to American Indians in Minnesota remains locked in a legal tug-of-war pitting four people...
article Quechan Tribe: Settlement Reached
(Arizona) -- It's been a long time in the waiting but after all this time in negotiation with the governement the fourty-one tribes involved will share the sum of...
article Soboba settlement resolves dispute with government
(Washington D.C.) -- The Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians is among 41 tribes that will share in $1.2 billion worth of settlements reached with the federal government this...
article Tribes to Get $1 Billion for Mismanaged Funds
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. government agreed Tuesday to pay $1 billion to settle 41 Native American tribes' claims that it mismanaged their monetary assets and...
article U.S. Will Pay a Settlement of $1 Billion to 41 Tribes
(Washington D.C.) -- In one of the largest financial settlements made to American Indian tribes, the federal government said this week that it had ended dozens of...

4/12/2012

article N.M. Tribes Share In $1 Billion Accord
(New Mexico) -- The federal government will pay more than $1 billion to settle lawsuits brought by American Indian tribes in New Mexico and elsewhere over mismanagement...

4/11/2012

article $1 billion settlement reached in lawsuits filed by 41 tribes against United States
(Washington D.C.) -- Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced on April 11 the settlement of lawsuits filed by 41 federally-...
article Feds agree to pay $1 billion to 41 tribes to settle tribal trust claims
(Washington D.C.) -- Federal officials announced a $1 billion settlement Wednesday of claims filed by 41 tribes, including five from Arizona, who said the government had...
article Obama Moves to Settle 41 Tribal Trust Cases for $1 Billion
(Washington D.C.) -- The Obama administration announced April 11 its intent to resolve 41 long-standing disputes with Indian tribal governments over the federal...
press release Secretary Salazar and Attorney General Holder Announce $1 Billion Settlement of Tribal Trust Accounting and Management Lawsuits Filed by More Than 40 Tribes
(Washington D.C.) -- Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Attorney General Eric Holder today announced the settlement of lawsuits filed by 41 federally-recognized...
article Tribal leaders hail $1B in trust management settlements
(Washington D.C.) -- Tribal leaders joined the Obama administration today in announcing a $1 billion settlement to 41 trust management lawsuits.
article Tribes, government agree to $1 billion settlement for mismanaged trust lands
(Washington D.C.) -- The federal government says it will pay more than $1 billion to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by American Indian tribes over mismanagement...
article Nooksack Tribe gets share of $1 billion settlement
(Washington) -- The federal government will pay more than $1 billion to settle a series of lawsuits brought by American Indian tribes over mismanagement of tribal money...
article Ute tribes to share in $1B settlement over mismanaged trust accounts
(Utah) -- Two Ute Indian tribes are among 41 tribes nationwide to reach a $1 billion settlement with the federal government in lawsuit alleging mismanagement of tribal...

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