American Indian Lawsuit Settlement
The Obama administration reaches a tentative deal to pay $3.4 billion to settle claims that the government mismanaged American Indian trust funds. Details of the proposed agreement and what it could mean for tribal members, their land and their future.
deputy secretary, Department of the Interior.
Republican Representative for Oklahoma's 4th District; a tribal-enrolled member of the Chickasaw Nation; co-chair of the House Native American Caucus.
lead counsel for the plaintiffs in Cobell v. Salazar.
lead plaintiff in class-action lawsuit Cobell v. Salazar; member of Montana's Blackfeet Tribe.