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2010-12-02 12:02:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi delivered remarks this morning in the Capitol at an enrollment ceremony with Democratic Members of the House and Senate to sign legislation that would provide funding to settle African American farmers' and Native Americans' lawsuits against the federal government. The cases are known as Pigford and Cobell. The House passed the legislation Tuesday; the Senate passed it in November. The bill now goes to President Obama...

2005-09-14 08:52:50

By Adam Tanner BROWNING, Montana (Reuters) - When Elouise Cobell became treasurer of the Blackfeet Tribe in 1976, she began to investigate U.S. government payments to Native Americans for the rights to mine, farm and graze on Indian land. Three decades later the banker is in her ninth year of a $27.5 billion lawsuit against the U.S. government, alleging that officials have cheated Indians for more than a century. The complex dispute dates back to 1887, when the United States...