Indian Trust Class Action Settlement (Last Call)
The proposed Settlement affects individual Indians across the country, including members of most federally recognized tribes west of the Mississippi River. The Settlement includes two groups or “Classes.” An individual may be a member of one or both Classes. Most people included in the Settlement are members of both Classes. For details about the subclasses visit the FAQ, There is a historical accounting class and a trust administration class
Proof of Purchase
You must prove your class eligibility
ELOUISE PEPION COBELL, et al.Plaintiffs vs.KEN SALAZAR, Secretary of the Interior, et al., Defendants.Case No. 1:96CV01285-JR United States Court for the District of Columbia
The Settlement resolves claims that the federal government violated its trust duties to individual Indian trust beneficiaries. The claims fall into three areas:
- Historical Accounting Claims state that the federal government violated its trust duties by not providing a proper historical accounting relating to IIM accounts and other trust assets.
- Fund Administration Claims state that the federal government violated its trust duties and mismanaged individual Indian trust funds.
- Land Administration Claims state that the federal government violated its trust responsibilities for management of land, oil, natural gas, mineral, timber, grazing, and other resources.
The federal government denies all these claims. It says it has no legal responsibility for these claims and owes nothing to the Class Members.
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