U.S. to Pay 17 Native Tribes $492 Million to Settle Long-Standing Disputes

 via washingtonpost.com

The Obama administration has settled lawsuits with 17 Native American tribes that accused the federal government of long mismanaging their funds and natural resources.

With these settlements, the administration will have resolved the majority of outstanding claims, some dating back a century, with more than 100 tribes and totaling more than $3.3 billion, according to the Justice and Interior departments.

“This is an important achievement that will end, honorably and fairly, decades of contention that not only sapped valuable resources but also strained relationships,” said Deputy Attorney General Sally Q. Yates.

The settlements announced Monday, totaling $492.8 million, come at the same time that thousands of Native Americans representing tribes from across the country have joined the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota to protest the 1,172-mile Dakota Access Pipeline, which they say threatens their water supply and traverses sacred Indian burial grounds.

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4 thoughts on “U.S. to Pay 17 Native Tribes $492 Million to Settle Long-Standing Disputes

  1. I cant agree 100% with this news being good. Maybe 40%
    This feels very much like a ploy to divert the nation’s attention away from the many current problems at hand.
    Yes, the funding is a huge coup for certain people — the funds are more than deserved and will be used to make change — but the fact remains that Standing Rock is still a location of enormous unrest, and using that photograph of the protesters Who are there (in order to lend visual “evidence” of the Government having done something positive for First Nations) is not only misleading, it’s unconscionable.

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  2. This is such great news! And it is one more reason why Barrack Obama will go down in history as one of America’s best presidents.

    I saw a link to your site today while looking at a posting on facebook….my lucky day! I’ve bookmarked it so I can return again and again. 🙂

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    • You’re funny. And Hillary is not a calculating bitch and a costard, and Trump hasn’t put money in this business. And everything is solved at Standing Rock.

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