Donna Ennis

I have returned to school to earn a Master’s degree in Tribal Administration and Governance from the University of Minnesota Duluth....

Walter Lamar

As a youngster I asked Mom to buy me a Stingray bike. She gave me the same answer her parents gave her when she wanted a new bike, “Wait ‘til we get the big claim.” I was in high school when the “big claim” money finally came in the form of a Blackfeet tribal check....

Jay Daniels

Once again, the second round, or Trust Administration Class Members of Cobell Payments has stalled....

Jay Daniels

On September 1, I read Tim Giago's Native Sun News article "Oglala Sioux people aren't afraid to say no to easy cash" posted on

The Crow Tribe, Fort Belknap Indian Community, and the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation have signed land buyback agreements with the federal governm...
President Barack Obama

Six years ago, I made my first trip to Indian country. I visited the Crow Nation in Montana—an experience I’ll never forget....

Tex Hall

It has been a year and a half since the federal courts finally gave the go ahead to the Garden City Group to distribute the $3.4 billion Cobell Settlement to American Indian and Alaska Natives who were wronged by the United States failure to live up to its trust responsibility....

Duane Champagne
There is an argument within federal-Indian law literature that suggests Indians could have more effectively protected land under U.S...
Jay Daniels

While the Cobell Settlement, approved on November 24, 2012 by the U.S. Congress, allocated $3.4 billion to the plaintiffs in the landmark Indian case, the disbursement of the money is still in process. Recently the Washington, D.C....

Vincent Schilling
On April 2 the Department of the Interior announced that quarterly transfers of nearly $580,000 are set to begin this week to the American Indian College Fund...