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Unformatted text preview: was also in charge of collecting and distributing any revenues made from the land (mining, oil/gas extraction, farming, ect…). The plaintiffs in the current lawsuit believe that the Department of Interior has kept no accurate records of land-based revenue; along with never distributing the billions of dollars owed to Native American beneficiaries. As the court case continued on, District Judge Royce Lambert ruled that the Secretaries of Interior and Treasury had breached their trust obligation (to the Native Americans). He there-by ordered the Interior Department to provide a historical accounting of all trust funds. In 2006, Judge Lambert was removed from the case and a new judge was brought in to handle further proceedings. As of now, the case is in a legal stalemate....
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- Spring '09
- Native Americans in the United States, Washington, D.C., United States Department, United States federal executive departments