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Last chance for tribal members, heirs, to get money from BIA property mismanagement settlement

Some 35,000 American Indian tribal members and their descendants have just one month left to claim remaining funds owed to them through a landmark class-action lawsuit settlement that awarded $3.4 billion to Native Americans for decades of alleged mismanagement of property held in trust by the federal government.

In an order filed in January, U.S. District of Columbia District Court Judge Thomas Hogan set a deadline of Nov. 27 for tribal members to claim their share of funds from the Cobell v. Salazar settlement.


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