Tribe Members Land $59M Deal From Feds In Trust Fund Row

Law360 (January 25, 2021, 8:36 PM EST) -- Members of four Native American tribes have urged a D.C. federal court to give early approval to a $59 million settlement of a proposed class action alleging the federal government mismanaged a fund compensating the tribes for lands given up under a treaty.

The members of the White Earth Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota, the Chippewa Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy's Reservation and the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians last month sued the heads of the U.S. Departments of the Interior and the Treasury as part of a plan...

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