Where’s My Check? Part III: Information about the Indian Trust Settlement

It’s in the mail…soon. In 1996, Elouise Cobell sued the federal government on behalf of 500,000 Indians for mismanagement of trust or restricted land in the United States. This settlement amount totals $3.4 billion dollars and is broken in two parts: $1.5 billion to Historical Class and Trust Administration Class (Trust Class) members and $1.9 billion to buy back small …

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Resolution 2017-18: Land Sales by the State of Alaska

WHEREAS, After statehood, the State of Alaska obtained large tracts of land throughout Interior Alaska that were and continue to be recognized as traditional lands by Alaskan Natives; and WHEREAS, The State of Alaska manages a land sales program that disposes of land within the traditional land domain, which disposals cause user conflicts; and WHEREAS, Alaskan Native residents maintain historic and contemporary uses …

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