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Class Action Settlement Brings $59 Million to Descendents of the Pembina Band of Chippewa Indians

 

Studio portrait of the Anishinaabe (Chippewa/Ojibwa) Delegation taken in Washington, D.C., in 1880. Photograph provided by the National Museum of the American Indian. (Photo/pembinasettlement.com)

WASHINGTON - A $59 million settlement in Peltier v. Haaland, a class action lawsuit alleging trust fund mismanagement and failure to account by the Department of the Interior, will go to four tribes located in the Midwest and Northwest United States and more than 39,000 beneficiaries.

On June 10, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia finalized the settlement, which was reached in the Court of Federal Claims with the Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy's Reservation of Montana, the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota, the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana, and the White Earth Band of Chippewa Indians of Minnesota, the Interior Department announced. The tribes were represented by the Native American Rights Fund (NARF), according to the website designated for the lawsuit.

"It took them way too long and it's way too little," said Gerald Gray, Chairman of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians.

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