Native America Calling
10:15 am
Mon January 30, 2012

Appeal of the Cobell Settlement

Mon. 1/30 11a: When President Obama signed the Claims Resettlement Act in December of 2010, it contained theWhen President Obama signed the Claims Resettlement Act in December of 2010, it contained the Cobell v. Salazar $3.4 billion trust fund settlement agreement. 

It was announced that barring a filing in the appeals process, plaintiffs in this historic class action lawsuit would start getting checks by the end of 2011. 

Four class members (of the estimated 350,000) did file appeals to the settlement. This is causing delays in the payments and bringing much agitation and frustration.

Why did they file their appeals?

Guests include one of the appealing class members, Mary Lee Johns (Cheyenne River Sioux).