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Tribe set to receive funds in Ramah Settlement

 


This fall, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians will join hundreds of federally-recognized tribes across the country in receiving funds from a $940 million settlement in a class action lawsuit known as the Ramah Navajo Chapter Settlement. The settlement, which became final on April 25, ended a more than 25-year dispute over contract support costs for tribal agencies.

According to information from Lloyd B. Miller, Co-Class counsel based in Anchorage, Alaska, Class Members (tribes involved in the settlement) could start seeing checks as soon as next month. In all, there are 699 tribes and tribal organizations that are involved in the settlement.

The suit was first filed by the Ramah Navajo Chapter, a sub-unit of the Navajo Nation, in 1990. The Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota and the Pueblo of Zuni joined the suit as class representatives at a later date followed by other tribes throughout the years.

https://theonefeather.com/2016/08/tribe-set-to-receive-funds-in-ramah-settlement/

 

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